0
Internet

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 consulted on the amendment due to the very low impact on internet privacy. The amendment will be to Article 11.7a of the Telecommunications Act. The cookie provision was primarily intended to protect the user privacy, but in practice most cookies do not affect privacy. The amendment consultation opened on 20 May.


Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: ACM / ACM / Ministerie van Economische Zaken
Countries: Netherlands
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






39%
Ziggo grows to 39% of broadband revenues
Netherlands  |  2015 Q3

Calendar   /   Industry Events

09 Feb Com Hem Q4 2015
09 Feb Allot Communications Q4 2015
09 Feb Limelight Networks Q4 2015
09 Feb Calix Q4 2015
09 Feb Telekom Austria Q4 2015
09 Feb Akamai Technologies Q4 2015
09 Feb KDDI fiscal Q3
09 Feb Nuance Communications fiscal Q1
09 Feb Iot Data
09 Feb ТB Forum powered by Intersec 2016
10 Feb Telenet Q4 2015
10 Feb Opera Software Q4 2015
10 Feb CenturyLink Q4 2015
10 Feb Twitter Q4 2015
10 Feb America Movil Q4 2015
10 Feb ARM Q4 2015
10 Feb Softbank fiscal Q3
10 Feb Telenor Q4 2015
10 Feb Zynga Q4 2015
10 Feb Cisco fiscal Q2
10 Feb Aviat Networks fiscal Q2
10 Feb Millicom Q4 2015
10 Feb IoT Tech Expo
11 Feb Nokia Q4 2015
11 Feb Nextgentel Q4 2015
11 Feb Verisign Q4 2015
11 Feb Infinera Q4 2015
11 Feb Redknee Solutions fiscal Q1
11 Feb FireEye Q4 2015
11 Feb Pandora Q4 2015
::: More Calendar Items