Europe’s e-communications industry is convinced that the GDPR is an important piece of legislation which will contribute to boosting economic and social growth in Europe. To achieve this will require the right balance between protecting the fundamental right to data protection and privacy and ensuring that business and innovation can flourish within a truly uniform single market. We believe it is possible to achieve a framework that is both future-proof and flexible enough to allow the development of new services in Europe, while maintaining Europe’s high standards in the protection of personal data and privacy.
Data drives the new digital economy and is fundamental to a knowledge-based modern society. Care should be taken to ensure that economic growth and development are not impeded by disproportionate and unnecessary regulation and our members remain committed to responsible business practices and accountability in respect of European citizens’ rights to data protection and privacy.
With a view to the upcoming LIBE Committee vote, the Associations noted above would like to highlight the following issues which we hope will serve as constructive input to the discussions and the ambitious political timeline.