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 February 11, 2013  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Stephanie Bodoni reports:

Reform of the European Union’s almost 18-year-old data-protection rules to ensure they apply to all companies in the EU market equally has the backing of the bloc’s largest telecom industry group.

“The data-protection regulation is a major move toward establishing a truly level playing field, allowing all players in the EU to compete on equal footing,” said Luigi Gambardella, chairman of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association.

The industry group, with members including Deutsche Telekom AG, Eircom Group Ltd. and Telefonica SA, put out a joint statement with EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding today.

Read more on Bloomberg.  You can read the joint statement here.

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