EU to crack down on online services such as WhatsApp over privacy

WhatsApp, Skype and other online messaging services face an EU crackdown aimed at safeguarding users’ privacy, in a move that highlights the gulf between Europe and the US in regulating the internet.The European commission will publish a draft law on data privacy that aims to ensure instant message and internet-voice-call services face similar security and privacy rules to those governing SMS text messages, mobile calls and landline calls.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/15/eu-to-crack-down-online-services-such-as-whatsapp-skype-over-privacyAlso see:Brussels to tighten grip on web services in telecoms shake-up [registration]
Brussels will tighten its regulatory grip over online services such as WhatsApp and Skype in a radical overhaul of the EU’s rules on telecoms due out in September.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/18f7c4d0-6215-11e6-8310-ecf0bddad227.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/brussels-to-tighten-grip-on-web-services-in-telecoms-shake-up-1.2756185EU Wants to Regulate Skype, WhatsApp Like Telcos: Report
The European Union is getting closer to executing a plan to extend telecom rules around security and privacy to web services like Skype and WhatsApp, according to a report by Reuters on Monday.
http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/eu-wants-to-regulate-skype-whatsapp-like-telcos-report

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