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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Thu Nov 05 2009 - 01:21:04 CST
Telcos' data breach notification amendment is passed
OUT-LAW News, 03/11/2009
The European Council has approved a data breach notification rule for
Europe's telecoms firms. The amendment to an EU Directive will force
telcos to tell customers if they lose their data.
The European Parliament and Commission have already approved the
amendments, which will become law after it has been published in the EU's
Official Journal and signed by the President of the Council and President
of the European Parliament.
The amendments, though, do not extend data breach notification duties to
non-telecoms firms, despite the Parliament's earlier demands that it
include providers of 'information society services' such as online banks
or health services providers.
"The Council adopted a directive amending legislation in force on
universal service, ePrivacy and consumer protection," said a Council
statement on its meeting last week. "The directive adapts the regulatory
framework by strengthening and improving consumer protection and user
rights in the electronic communications sector, facilitating access to and
use of ecommunications for disabled users and enhancing the protection of
individuals privacy and personal data."
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