The European ePrivacy Regulation (Council Proposal 10.02.2021)



ePrivacy Regulation, Article 13, Exceptions to presentation and restriction of calling and connected line identification in relation to emergency communications.


1. Regardless of whether the calling end-user has prevented the presentation of the calling line identification, where emergency communications are made to emergency services, providers of number-based interpersonal communications services shall override the elimination of the presentation of the calling line identification and the denial or absence of consent of an end-user for the processing of metadata, on a per-line basis for organisations dealing with emergency communications, including public safety answering points, for the purpose of responding to such communications.


1a. Regardless whether the called end-user rejects incoming calls where the presentation of the calling line identification has been prevented by the calling end-user, providers of number-based interpersonal communications services shall override this choice, where technically possible, when the calling end-user is an organisation dealing with emergency communications, including public safety answering points, for the purpose of responding to such communications.


2. deleted.


3. Notwithstanding Article 8(1), regardless of whether the end-user has prevented access to the terminal equipment’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) capabilities or other types of terminal equipment based location data through the terminal equipment settings, when a call is made to emergency services, such settings may not prevent access to GNSS such location data to determine and provide the caller calling end-user's location to emergency services an organisation dealing with emergency communications, including public safety answering points, for the purpose of responding to such calls.


Note: This is not the final text of the ePrivacy Regulation. This is the text of the ePrivacy Regulation Proposal of the Council of the European Union from 10.2.2021.