Paul Meller reports:
Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner who for the past five years has championed consumer rights in the telecommunications and IT arenas, has been picked to take charge of a re-write of the European Union’s 15-year-old data protection laws due to start next year.
Reding is famous for slashing the cost of roaming charges that mobile phone operators impose on subscribers who use their mobile phones abroad.
But her most important achievement was to re-write Europe’s telecom laws. The so-called telecom package of laws was finally adopted last week after two years of often tortuous negotiations.
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