WP TELE will today discuss the German presidency's latest compromise text on the proposal for a new ePrivacy Regulation. Interestingly, the text removes legitimate interests as a basis for placing cookies and similar technologies (see deleted Recitals 21b and 21c and Articles 8(1)(g) and 8(1a)). It also reintroduces several bases which were previously deleted, including where necessary (i) to maintain or restore security, prevent fraud or detect technical faults (Article 8(da)); and (ii) for software updates needed for security reasons (Article 8(e)).