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A compromise on the e-privacy directive, covering privacy over communications networks, has been reached after four years of negotiations, reports telecompaper. The amendment is designed to extend the regulation to include communication over the internet and mobile apps, but operators were keen to ensure that they had the right to use metadata from networks to provide commercial services, such as location data, already accessible to companies like Google and Apple. The resulting proposed regulation, still to be approved, would allow use of metadata with user’s consent, or where the purpose was ‘compatible with the initial purpose’. The compromise was welcomed by industry groups, says the news site.
A compromise on the e-privacy directive, covering privacy over communications networks, has been reached after four years of negotiations, reports telecompaper.
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