Belgian commission investigating viewing behavior analysis smart TVs and set-top boxes




The Privacy Commission in Belgium is investigating whether companies that analyze viewing habits through smart TVs and set-top boxes are guilty of privacy breaches. Include the conduct of Telenet and Belgacom will be placed under the microscope. Committee

Telenet and Belgacom analyze the viewing habits of customers, for example, they can indicate what programs they are interested in suggestions. “Legally, those companies in order,” says Eva Wiertz, spokeswoman for the Privacy Commission against De Morgen. The customers can also disable the option, but they must then take the initiative to take. “There, you can still ask to ask,” says Wiertz.

Many complaints have not yet had the Privacy Commission and says too little to know to make something meaningful to say. About the registration of viewing habits The committee therefore ‘Canvassing’ practices. The study follows the raise of viewing behavior analysis by the Data Protection Authority in the Netherlands.

CBP tapped TP Vision on the fingers because the company made ​​sufficiently clear that the customers with its smart TV platform data online viewing habits, use of apps and visit website collects and stores. Also, any privacy breaches by providers of digital television and video on demand by the CPB investigated .


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