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- SIINDA calls for urgent review of E-privacy regulation Article 15 –

SIINDA, the Search and Information Industry Association has called for an urgent review of the E-privacy regulation which threatens to jeopardise the livelihoods of small businesses and sole traders across Europe and which will see a shift in the applicable rules for subscribers’ inclusion in business directories as they will now have to get users’ consent to be listed and this would apply for every search function. With no clear distinction between private individuals and those acting in a business capacity SME’s run the risk of being delisted by default and kicked out of any online listings.

SIINDA and its members are raising awareness among all EU institutional and national representatives to mitigate this risk and secure the long-term future of directories which are useful for the whole of society, and especially...

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