selfieAccording to documents obtained by the Financial Times, this soon-to-be introduced legislation will cover these “over-the-top” services, requiring them to fall under one universal set of “security and confidentiality provisions.”

New documents obtained from within the EU have revealed the governmental organisation is to tighten its regulatory grip on US-based telecoms services like WhatsApp in the coming months.

Expected to be announced officially in September, the EU intends to bring all services that could fall under a telecoms umbrella under the same legal umbrella.

One of the EU countries opposed to introducing legislation for telecom apps and services has been the UK, but following the Brexit vote its influence over proceedings is likely to wane.