- Working groups
The Working Group analyses regulation and policy developments on data protection, privacy, the data economy and cybersecurity, and defines ETNO’s interests and advocacy strategy in these fields.
Data protection and privacy regulations, Data retention and law enforcement cooperation, Cybersecurity regulations, Relations with ENISA, Data sharing and EU Cloud Federation (incl. interplay with Gaia-X).
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This legal memo investigates the challenges for private sector service providers of complying with recent initiatives that facilitate cross border law enforcement access to data across borders, with a particular emphasis on potential impacts on the European electronic communications and ICT industries.11 January, 2019 Read more
Use cases for enabling privacy-protective innovative products and services, April 201826 April, 2018 Read more
Brussels, January 2018 - The value of the European data economy could reach up to 740 billion euros, or 4% of the European Union’s total GDP, by 2020. Smart solutions such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things, and connected driving thus have the potential to trigger a fourth industrial revolution.16 January, 2018 Read more
Brussels, 19 February 2020 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom companies, welcomes the fresh approach to digital leadership enshrined in the “Shaping Europe’s digital future” Strategy, in the “Communication on a European Data Strategy” and in the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence”, which were unveiled today by the European Commission.19 February, 2020 Read more
By Cristina Vela, Chairwoman, Data Protection, Trust and Security Working Group, ETNO and Paolo Grassia, Director of Public Policy, ETNO
Brussels, 24 May 2019 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) turns 1 year old and European telcos can look back with satisfaction at months of hard work on the implementation. Whilst GDPR has been seen as projecting European leadership on privacy globally, concerns about restricting innovation remain high, not least because of potential competing rules in the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.24 May, 2019 Read more
Paris 12 November 2018 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, joined the early supporters of the French Government’s ‘’Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace”, launched today by President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the Paris Digital Week. In this context, ETNO’s Director General Lise Fuhr has also joined the Women4Cyber initiative.12 November, 2018 Read more
Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities increasingly rely on the analysis of data generated by the widespread use of electronic communications services and devices. The ability of individuals and organisations to easily store and share data across borders, through major service providers that often operate from outside the European Union, means that even an ordinary crime with a clear national or local dimension can easily acquire a transnational relevance.23 July, 2018 Read more
Brussels, 13 July 2018 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcome proposals to ensure that the ePrivacy Regulation is better fit for global digital competition, ensuring trust and consistency across legal instruments.13 July, 2018 Read more
Brussels, 6 June 2018 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, believes that the Electronic Communications Code (the Code) represented a once in a decade chance to simplify and improve the EU rules for the sector in the interest of European citizens and businesses. This opportunity has been missed. The Code will not ignite the much needed rush to invest in 5G and fibre networks and it will add complexity to an already burdensome system.6 June, 2018 Read more
Brussels, 22 March 2018 - As Data Protection Officers (DPO) and Heads of Privacy of Europe’s leading telecommunications operators, we are working full speed ahead to bring our companies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as of 25th May 2018. We consider the GDPR as an opportunity to further enhance the privacy of our customers and users in an increasingly digitised society.22 March, 2018 Read more
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