Commission proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules for EU institutions
EU News 2/2017
Brussels, 10 January 2017
The Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while opening up new business opportunities.
The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to all electronic communication providers. They also aim to create new possibilities to process communication data and reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market – a key objective of the Digital Single Market strategy. At the same time, the proposal aligns the rules for electronic communications with the new world-class standards of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. The Commission is also proposing new rules to ensure that when personal data are handled by EU institutions and bodies privacy is protected in the same way as it is in Member States under the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as setting out a strategic approach to the issues concerning international transfers of personal data.
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