EU Data Chiefs Flag ‘Serious Concerns’ Over New Digital Rules

Nov. 19, 2021, 3:38 PM

The European Union’s upcoming rules to rein in tech giants would fail to properly protect people’s fundamental rights and freedoms, a panel of the bloc’s top data-protection watchdogs warned.

The European Data Protection Board, made up of data chiefs from the 27-nation EU, said the new rules -- including the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act and legislation to regulate artificial intelligence -- need changes.

“In the proposals, certain choices have been made that are likely to have a long-lasting impact on the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and society as a whole,” the EDPB said in a ...

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