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Commission Taking UK to Court

PRIVACY LAW - EU & UK

October 1, 2010

The European Commission is taking the UK to court for failing to protect citizens' privacy to the degree demanded by EU Internet privacy laws, OUT-LAW.COM reports. The action follows calls by the EU for the UK government to bring its data protection standards into accordance with EU directives. "The commission considers that UK law does not comply with EU rules on consent to interception and on enforcement by supervisory authorities," said a commission statement. "The commission considers that existing UK law governing the confidentiality of electronic communications is in breach of the UK's obligations under the ePrivacy Directive and the Data Protection Directive."
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