May 292012
 
 May 29, 2012  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Foo Yun Chee reports:

EU telecoms regulators will take five member states to court – including the Netherlands and Portugal – for not implementing new telecoms rules aimed at protecting users’ privacy online, a European Commission official said on Tuesday.

The other countries are Belgium, Poland and Slovenia, the official said, declining to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. The Commission is due to announce its decision to take legal action on Thursday.

The EU executive finalized the rules in 2009, giving the 27 countries in the European Union until May 25 last year to adopt them in national laws.

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