Belgian privacy watchdog wants to opt-out of Wi-Fi tracking




In Belgium retailers may not necessarily follow customers using bluetooth in stores. Before that warns the Privacy Commission. Customers should be informed and should have the choice to opt-out option.

If retail customers want to follow through to gauge bluetooth and wifi communication, then they should warn customers not only, but also offer an opt-out option. This enables the Privacy Commission according to Time in a letter to the Belgian parliament. “Mere information is not sufficient according to the law,” said the Belgian equivalent of the CBP.

Uses a shop WiFi and Bluetooth data even further to send advertising messages to a client, he must give his consent before first, the Commission also submits. The privacy watchdog is concerned that many stores will not abide by the law. “Experience shows that people refuse to be followed,” said President William Debeuckelaere versus Time.

In the Netherlands, according to the CBP retailers also offer an opt-out. The government goes less far, and states that citizens should turn off wifi and bluetooth to make sure they are not followed.

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