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EU proposes new privacy rules that could affect Facebook, Google ad revenues

The politically independent executive arm of the European Union (EU) proposed tougher privacy rules that could have a negative impact on the advertising revenues of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Google and other technology companies offering electronic …

Vanguard Daily

ETNO and GSMA about New E-Privacy Regulation : Telcos Call for a Customer-Friendly and Innovation-Ready Approach

BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on e-Privacy. It is intended to replace Directive 2002/58/EC and it adds to the existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “There is no …

Business Wire (press release)

Europe Wants Facebook, Google, WhatsApp And Others To Implement Stricter Privacy Rules Like Telcos

The European Commission wants Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and other online services and apps to play by the same privacy rules governing telcos. The EC has submitted a new proposal in this regard, aiming to “complete the EU data protection …

Tech Times

Google may be forced to stop reading your Gmail for ads

The European Union is looking to take additional steps to guard the privacy of European internet users. The new initiative might limit the power of internet companies when it comes to collecting user data for various purposes. Targets include Facebook …


Cookie banner frustration to be tackled by EU

Plans to cut down on the “annoying” cookie banners that web users face have been released by the European Union. Instead of giving consent to cookies on every website they visit, users would be able to set general preferences. The European Commission …

BBC News

European Commission proposes tighter data protection rules

The European Commission has proposed legislation to bring rules for all electronic communication providers in line with the ePrivacy Directive and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A key proposal in the Regulation on Privacy and …

Scottish Legal News

New EU privacy rules will hit Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp

Tough new rules on tracking users by messaging services, laid out by the European Commission in a revision of its ePrivacy Directive, will affect WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Gmail among others. The measures proposed will update existing privacy …


EU privacy proposal could dent Facebook, Gmail ad revenue

Andrus Ansip, Commission vice-president for the digital single market (L) and EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova hold a joint news conference on the European Commission proposal to extend some rules that now only apply to telecom operators to web …


Will this EU privacy proposal lead to a more trustworthy internet or a more annoying one?

The legislation proposed by the European Commission is meant to protect web surfers’ privacy, but online advertising advocates say it could lead to more pop-up ads. Monitor’s Best: Top 5. What the ruling on swim classes in Switzerland means for Muslims

Christian Science Monitor

European Commission’s telco privacy laws may soon also cover internet firms

Europe is getting more serious about how companies handle personal data. The European Commission is proposing to update privacy laws that govern how companies can and cannot handle personal data — laws that will cover things like email and mobile …

Digital Trends

WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple to be targeted by new EU privacy rules

The European Commission (EC) has outlined numerous tougher privacy rules for electronic communications, with a focus on restricting the advertising tracking powers of services such as WhatsApp, Apple, Facebook, Skype and Gmail. The measures were …

Plans for new e-Privacy Regulation published by European Commission

The European Commission on Tuesday proposed a new Privacy and Electronic Communications (e-Privacy) Regulation to replace the existing e-Privacy Directive. The plans, if implemented, would update current rules on consent to ‘cookies’, direct marketing …

Apple, Facebook and Google May Be Hurt by New EU Privacy Rules

The European Union is weighing new privacy rules that could impact the monetization efforts by messaging services owned by Facebook, Apple and Alphabet’s Google. Scott Gamm. Follow. Jan 10, 2017 1:52 PM EST. Get TheStreet Quant Ratings’ exclusive …

Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al

The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first time — meaning the ePrivacy regulation would also


Facebook, Google face strict EU privacy rules that could hit ad revenues

Plans to plug “void of protection” could place ad trackers on cookie diet in Europe. Kelly Fiveash (UK) – 1/10/2017, 7:58 AM. Enlarge. Getty Images/Urich Baumgartgen. reader comments 56. Share this story. Online messaging services such as WhatsApp, …

Ars Technica

New EU ‘ePrivacy’ Regulation Aims To Increase Privacy Protections For Electronic Communications And Metadata

The European Commission proposed a new draft “ePrivacy” regulation that would alter how it governs communications, metadata, and consent for data processing in the EU. The new regulation would also eliminate the so-called “EU cookie law,” which …

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