EC Tells 16 Countries To Comply with Telecom Laws
PRIVACY LAW—EUDecember 2, 2011
The European Commission has requested that 16 countries come into line with EU telecom laws, The Sofia Echo reports. The commission said last week that it sent letters to Bulgaria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia. The deadline for implementing national legislation on the rules--which grant customers the right to receive detailed information about how Internet service providers use their data as well as increased opportunities for privacy and data protection--expired six months ago. Countries that do not comply could be referred to the Court of Justice or fined.