[EurActiv.com] EU Parliament split over electronic data protection | EU - European Information on InfoSociety

Proposed new rules on the management of traffic data for electronic services have sparked controversy in the European Parliament, potentially delaying the final vote on the Telecoms package.

Last November, the European Commission proposed a wide review of the rules on EU electronic communications, the so-called 'Telecoms package'. The proposals include upgrading the DirectivePdf external on personal data and protection of privacy for electronic services (see our Links Dossier).

Several parliamentary committees are involved in the dossier on data protection, but two have a binding say on framing the European Parliament's final text. These are the Internal Market and Civil Rights Committees.

The Council is expected to give its final opinion on the issue in November under the current French EU Presidency.