David Neal reports:
The EU has announced that “nothing stands in the way” of its ePrivacy Directive, paving the way for stronger rules surrounding data breaches and other privacy issues.
The EU said that, since the telecoms reform package had been approved, any work left to do on its rules was just a formality, with the new ePrivacy Directive requiring compulsory adoption by member states within 18 months.
The ‘formalities’ required for the EU’s formal adoption of the rules are expected to take just a few weeks, and once completed will tighten up rules surrounding security breaches, spyware, cookies and spam.
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