Privacy Advisor

EU sues the UK over privacy failings

11.01.2010
The European Commission has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the EU's Court of Justice for not fully implementing EU rules on the confidentiality of electronic communications such as e-mail or Internet browsing. Specifically, the commission considers that UK law does not comply with EU rules on consent to interception and on enforcement by supervisory authorities. In the meantime, the UK Home Office has confirmed that it is in discussions with the EU on the matter and plans to make changes to address the commission's concerns.

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