This week, the European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on e-Privacy, intended to replace Directive 2002/58/EC and adding to the existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
ETNO and GSMA Europe recognise the European Commission’s goal to protect the confidentiality of electronic communications and establish a harmonised framework for electronic communication data. We also call for legislators to ensure that the final Regulation takes into account new services and that all providers are subject to the same rules.
As Director General of ETNO Lise Fuhr said: “There is no European data economy without an innovation-oriented Regulation. Telcos should be able to innovate and provide more choice to European customers”.
ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunications network operators since 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. Its 41 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe. ETNO brings together the main investors in innovative and high-quality e-communications platforms and services, representing 60% of total sector investment.