Jan 142011
 January 14, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Phil Muncaster reports:

European Union data breach notification laws may still be some way from becoming a reality, after telecoms operators and data protection authorities across Europe raised numerous concerns about the plans.

Data breach notifications for e-communications providers are not yet mandatory in most EU countries, but the EU telecommunications regulation reform package and its ePrivacy Directive passed in November 2009 will require their introduction in member states.

A report by the European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) entitled Data breach notifications in the EU highlights several areas where operators are seeking clarification

These include assurances that notification requirements will not negatively affect their brands, and the need for greater support and guidance on procedures.

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