Reuters: WhatsApp, Skype to come under new EU rules

|By:, SA News Editor

Popular online communication services such as WhatsApp (NASDAQ:FB) and Skype (NASDAQ:MSFT) face stricter rules on handling user data under new security laws slated to be proposed by the EU, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

Authorities want to extend some restrictions, which at present apply to telecom operators, to include internet firms offering online messages and call services, called OTT (Over-The-Top) services.

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