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Net neutrality plans breach privacy rights, warns watchdog

Out-Law - The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said that internet users' privacy rights would be at risk if proposals drawn up by the European Commission were introduced.

It warned that the Commission's telecoms market reform plans would give ISPs the opportunity to engage in "wide-scale, preventive monitoring of communications content" and said that such surveillance would "not only go contrary to the right to confidentiality of communications, as well as privacy and personal data protection" but could also "seriously undermine consumer confidence in electronic communications services across the Union".