Dutch MP questions Netflix’s privacy policy

Dutch MP Kees Verhoeven has raised doubts regarding the privacy policy of Netflix. Verhoven, from the social-liberal and progressive party D66, questioned the government regarding Netflix’s “exploitation” of its customer data, which he accused Netflix of seeking to maximise, describing their policy as described “American style”.

The MP pointed out that Netflix, who operate from Luxembourg, are not compelled to abide by Dutch privacy requirements, citing this as a potentially unfair advantage with local competitors expected to do so, and unable, for example, to pass on personal data to third parties without a court order or similar legal requirement.

This is the latest chapter in Netflix’s Dutch launch, following last week’s news that Open TV were filing suit against them in the District Court of the Hague.




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