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The Privacycommissie is investigating privacy aspects of smart TVs and set-top boxes from Telenet and Belgacom TV, Broadband TV News reports. The investigation was prompted “by developments in The Netherlands, where the activities of smart TV manufacturers came under scrutiny,” the report states, noting the two TV companies “are keeping records of viewing behaviour of their customers … but all parties emphasise the fact that customers can opt out.” Commission Spokeswoman Eva Wiertz said, “Legally, those companies are acting within the law … But that does not mean that recording viewing habits can’t cause privacy problems.”
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