European Union

EU Rejects Telecommunication Package

The European parliament has to the surprise of many shown some political muscle by voting against the telecom package deal negotiated by the council and the representatives of the parliament.

The main package was approved without any greater disagreements concerning Electronic communication network , transparency, marketing rules, competition, and consumers protection  – but was rejected for one single point – that of  legal procedures for  handling  personal data and the protection of privacy on  the internet.