15 Dec German Authority to Probe Data Handling of Smart TV Manufacturers
Last Wednesday, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office announced that it will be investigating the smart TV manufacturing sector for possible violations to the country’s consumer protection laws.
The office said it will be using its new powers to examine how these manufacturers collect, pass on and commercially evaluate personal data, and if their users are being properly informed.
Cartel office chairman Andreas Mundt added that it was a deliberate choice to evaluate smart TVs, as it was an everyday product used by consumers that may not be technologically savvy.
Source: ABQ Journal