Since the presentation of the draft e-Privacy Regulation, the innovators’ community has raised several concerns on whether the new rules are really fit for the digital age. Many flagged how the current draft perpetuates a double-regulation scenario, as the new rules will come on top of the existing General Data Protection Regulation.
At the same time, ETNO stressed how telecom companies will face several barriers when creating more consumer choice with the launch of innovative services, such as IoT applications or new online services.
In the view of Mr. Franklin, we have a telecoms sector in transformation and the policy makers involved are trying to come to terms with this, using the code as an opportunity to create a new vision for Europe, because the future is digital, he says.
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.