Telecoms Companies Slam Suggested Tweaks to EU Privacy Rules

Telecoms Companies Slam Suggested Tweaks to EU Privacy Rules

The telecoms industry in Europe has slammed the proposed tweaks to upcoming EU regulations governing various social channels. This would tighten the regulations on some telecom providers to practice electronic communications metadata. It is valid on Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, etc.

The intended EU rules primarily subject WhatsApp and Skype to the same regulations as other telecoms providers. As Germany holds the rotating EU presidency currently, it shared the proposed changes along with other EU countries.

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All 27 countries of the bloc have struggled for common ground on the e-Privacy regulation – enrolled by the European Commission. There had been disagreement cookies rules for tracking users’ online activities regarding targeted advertising and consent requests.

Source: Reuters

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