Dutch govt opens consultation to scrap cookie provision

Tuesday 21 May 2013 | 10:26 CET | News
The Dutch government plans to scrap the requirement for company websities to get explicit permission from visitors before placing analytic cookies. Dutch minister of economic affairs Henk Kamp wants an internet consultation on the proposal to amend the cookie provision in the Telecommunications Act. Kamp came out with the amendment after Parliament said in November 2012 that the cookie regulation in the Netherlands went too far in the name of privacy and that there were now too many pop-ups asking for permission. In a letter to Parliament, Kamp said that customers will not have to be

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Countries: Netherlands
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