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Dutch govt considers security law on telecom takeovers

Tuesday 1 November 2016 | 10:41 CET | News
The Dutch government plans to introduce legislation in 2017 aimed at preventing unwanted takeovers of vital infrastructure, such as telecom networks. The Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement to parliament that it will present next year the conclusions of an analysis underway on the potential risks of (foreign) takeovers in the telecom sector for national security. The ministry was responding to questions in a parliamentary debate on telecoms in May. The issue first arose in 2013 when American Movil attempted to acquire KPN.

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Categories: General
Companies: KPN
Countries: Netherlands
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