EuroISPA statement to mark 2017 Data Protection Day
Internet Services Providers have a crucial interest in ensuring that Internet users have trust and confidence in online services.
It is for that reason that EuroISPA engaged intensively throughout the development of the recently-adopted EU General Data Protection Regulation. The new GDPR framework advances the interests of digital citizens, without jeopardising European ISPs’ ability to innovate and drive the European economy forward. Crucially, the regulation provides future-proof flexibility to ensure development of data-focused technologies and consumer services.
In 2017 and beyond EuroISPA will continue to engage with EU and national-level stakeholders to ensure a structured and consistent implementation of the GDPR. At the same time, we will be working closely with EU-level lawmakers as they begin to discuss new legislative proposals on privacy in electronic communications.
Ultimately, the achievement of a true digital single market in Europe depends on trust and the power of innovation. Data protection is a field in which both these key issues are at play, and EuroISPA and its members stand ready to support all stakeholders in securing a legislative framework where both can thrive.