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ETNO
European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2016

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RD424 - ePRIVACY DIRECTIVE: FORTHCOMING REVIEW


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Introduction

Europe must create an environment that encourages data driven innovation in Europe, therefore, now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been agreed, it is time for an urgent review of ePrivacy Directive with the aim to:

  • Remove overlapping provisions with GDPR;
  • Transfer consumer protection rules, not related to privacy, into more appropriate tools;
  • Clarify the scope of the remaining provisions in order to achieve a true level playing field between traditional telcos and Internet based service providers in the interest of businesses and end users (as stated in the DSM Strategy).

Priorities

The short term priority must be to achieve an operational framework based on coherent horizontal and sector specific rules. This coherent framework must also be able to secure transatlantic data transfers that respect EU data protection standards. In the long term, the priority must be to achieve a framework which enables European businesses to compete at the global level in Big Data, Cloud services, IoT and Platforms.

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Members & Observers - View companies map

  • Albtelecom
  • Proximus
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Lattelecom
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
  • OTE
  • Portugal Telecom
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Telekom Austria
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Orange Polska
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • BT
  • BH Telecom
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • POST Group

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