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New European legislation ignites next data privacy battle

Called ePrivacy Regulation, the law specifically protects the confidentiality of electronic communications

Natasha Singer | NYT 

The new European data privacy legislation is so stringent that it could kill off data-driven online services and chill innovations like driverless cars, tech industry groups warn. The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union called the legislation "overly strict." The Developers Alliance, a trade group representing Facebook, Google, Intel and dozens of app makers, said it could cost businesses in Europe more than 550 billion euros, or about $640 billion, in annual lost revenue. And DigitalEurope, another tech trade group, said the legislation's prohibitive ...

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First Published: Mon, May 28 2018. 21:34 IST