EU Pushed To Drop Planned Online Privacy Rules

Law360, London (October 8, 2019, 1:56 PM BST) -- A coalition of trade groups urged the European Union on Tuesday to drop a proposal for new privacy regulations governing electronic communications, calling them incoherent and a threat to Europe's digital advancement.

The European Council has made little progress on its draft ePrivacy Regulation, which it set out in 2017 to toughen the existing regime and extend it to include technology platforms such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail, according to a joint statement signed by more than 60 groups from industries including banking and insurance. Debates and amendments to the rules have caused more confusion than clarity, the groups added.

The joint...

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