The European Council has approved a data breach notification rule for Europe's telecoms firms. The amendment to an EU Directive will force telcos to tell customers if they lose their data. The European Parliament and Commission have already approved the amendments, which will become law after it has been published in the EU's …
Under what circumstances would the telco rather than a service provider like an online bank be responsible for loss of personal data? What telco would be daft enough to place itself in a position under which the transfer of unencrypted data was attributable to the actions of the telco, itself, rather than the incompetence of its customers.
If my online bank facilitates the transfer of my personal data insecurely, how is that attributable to the telco? What is the telco supposed to do about it?
It feels very much as if the EU has at great expense solved a non-existent problem.
Just a first step
"The amendment to an EU Directive will force telcos to tell customers if they lose their data"
Just a first step, lots more to do.
ie hold them ACCOUNTABLE for the loss. Not only telcos, that should include governments, banks, online retailers etc