The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee on October 19 approved draft proposals to ensure high standards of privacy, confidentiality and security in electronic communications across the European Union.

The proposed rules apply to SMS and telephone services, and would update the EU’s existing e-privacy rules to cover recently introduced internet-enabled services such as WhatsApp, Skype, Messenger and Facebook.

The text, drafted by Marju Lauristin (S&D, ET) constitutes the Eur...

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