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EU to crack down on online services such as WhatsApp over privacy

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Alex Hern

Monday 15 August 2016 11.34 EDT

“WhatsApp, Skype and other online messaging services face an EU crackdown aimed at safeguarding users’ privacy, in a move that highlights the gulf between Europe and the US in regulating the internet.

The European commission will publish a draft law on data privacy that aims to ensure instant message and internet-voice-call services face similar security and privacy rules to those governing SMS text messages, mobile calls and landline calls….” [1]

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[1] https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/15/eu-to-crack-down-online-services-such-as-whatsapp-skype-over-privacy?CMP=share_btn_tw

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