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MPs questions Samsung smart TV privacy conditions

Wednesday 22 January 2014 | 12:34 CET | News
The general conditions of Samsung's smart TVs may be in violation of privacy regulations, according to two Dutch MPs from the Labour Party (PvdA). In questions to the Justice minister, they referred to a report by RTL Nieuws on 19 January. Samsung confirmed to the broadcaster that the TVs retain information on viewing behaviour, in order to make content recommendations to users. This information can also be sold to third parties. Samsung noted though that users can disable the option. The MPs want to know do whether Samsung is in line with the law by offering only an opt-out and whether an

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Philips / Samsung
Countries: Netherlands
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