legislation

Europe clarifies data protection rules, sort of

A senior advisor to the European Court of Justice has released a statement which says the retention of personal data is lawful under the condition it is used to fight serious crime and does not infringe on an individual’s privacy rights.

European Parliament passes telecoms reforms

After two years of wrangling, the European Parliament has formally approved the EU’s telecoms reform package, ushering in a new wave of consumer protection, and quite possibly, operator headaches.

Polls

Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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