Date: Nov 04, 2003
On October 31st 2003, EU Member States were to have transposed into their national legislations Directive N° 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic Communications. At this writing, a number of states still must adopt implementing legislation. Nevertheless, many of the provisions will apply to all companies using electronic media to communicate with customers and others.
In spite of the fact that the deadline for Member State actions has been known for some time, most Member States have failed to implement within the deadline - only Austria, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and the UK (implementing regulations come into force on December 11, 2003) are on the list of those that have brought their national laws into line with the new standards.
For more information, please contact Sheila A. Millar at (202) 434-4143 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marek Lysy at 32(2) 536-0040 or by e-mail at email@example.com.