Notion of consent clarified by European data protection authorities

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy, has issued an opinion in which they clarify the definition of consent, a key notion in the protection of personal data that gives the data subject control over the processing of their data, and give recommendations for the[…]

Legal action started against Member States late in implementing new EU telecoms rules

The European Commission has started legal action against 20 Member States that have not notified measures to implement the new EU telecoms rules into national law. Letters of formal notice under EU infringement procedures were sent to states that have failed to notify said measures by 25 May 2011.

Prices of roaming calls in the EU to lower by 2012, roaming mobile surcharges to end by 2015

The European Commission has announced that EU mobile operators will have to once again lower retail prices of roaming calls in the EU. The final goal of the EU is to end mobile roaming surcharges by 2015 by boosting competition in the market, the Commission adds.