Tougher EU privacy rules loom for Messenger, Zoom

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-02-2021 16:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, helped strike a compromise for a proposal stuck in limbo since 2017 to move closer to law

Messaging apps such as Messenger or WhatsApp and video calls on Zoom face stricter privacy rules in Europe, after a draft law passed a key EU hurdle on Wednesday. The EU’s 27 member states approved a proposal that was stuck since 2017, with countries split between those wanting strict privacy online and others wanting to give leeway to law enforcement and advertisers. Portugal, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, submitted a compromise proposal that was approved by a qualified majority at a meeting in Brussels.



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