The existing EU communications privacy legislation, the e Privacy Directive, was last updated more than seven years ago, in 2009.
It only took into account electronic communications that were popular at that time – those that are a function of the telecoms networks themselves, such as phone calls and SMS text messages.
The messages also indicated that Doyle was attempting to use a webcam program to trick the people into thinking they were communicating with someone else.
Further forensic analysis showed Doyle has a pattern of doing this over an extended period of time, including the day he was arrested.
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Reuters reports: Their calls, it seems, have been heard.
The draft EU privacy proposal expands the definition of electronic communication to include services delivered by over-the-top services, ensuring users’ privacy is protected for all forms of electronic communication that are widely used today.
The arrest comes at the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Delaware County Criminal Investigation and PA Internet Crime Against Children Task Force.
Doyle, of Eddystone, is charged with child pornography possession, corruption of minors and criminal use of communication facility, all felony charges, the release said.
Our detectives with the ICAC Task Force are actively working protect our children and apprehend these individuals," Whelan said.