European Data Protection Digest

Gov’t Scraps Cookie Consent Plans

ONLINE PRIVACY—THE NETHERLANDS

May 23, 2013

The government plans to abandon a requirement for companies “to get explicit permission from visitors before placing analytic cookies,” Telecompaper reports. Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp called for a consultation to amend the cookie provision in the Telecommunications Act, the report states, noting in a letter to Parliament “that customers will not have to be consulted on the amendment due to the very low impact on Internet privacy.” The consultation opened this week.
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