11 February 2013

The European Commission released a statement to confirm that it will continue to work closely with ETNO (the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) and the telecoms industry to continue to create the right legal framework for the single telecoms market.

ETNO had called on the European Parliament and Council to ensure that the Draft Data Protection Regulation would facilitate a level playing field between all actors in the ICT industry in the single market to ensure that there would be fair competition between EU companies and telecoms operators based outside the UK, but which operate on the single market. The Commission confirmed their opinion that the proposed data protection rules strike the right balance between data protection and innovation.

The press release can be found here.