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EC to propose ePrivacy directive cover OTT apps - report

Monday 15 August 2016 | 15:56 CET | News
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The European Commission plans to propose an extension of telecom regulations covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. According to an internal European Commission document seen by Reuters, the EU executive wants to extend part of the EU's ePrivacy directive to the over-the-top players that offer IP calls and messaging. Telecom operators have long complained that web groups such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook are more lightly regulated despite offering similar services and have called for the EU's

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Companies: European Commission / Facebook / Google / Microsoft / Skype / WhatsApp
Countries: Europe
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