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The German Competition Authority demands better information for consumers on the data processed by smart TVs

Bundeskartellamt demands better information for consumers on the data processed by smart TVs within the scope of its competencies in the area of consumer protection* Today the Bundeskartellamt has published the final report on its sector inquiry into smart TVs. Smart TVs are web-enabled TV sets allowing consumers to use many more information channels, functions and online services like video streaming in addition to the traditional television programme. They are representative of many other devices in the context of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “It is essential to help users of smart TVs – and IoT devices obtain considerably more general control over their own data. Almost every new TV set sold today is a smart TV. Unlike

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority demands better information for consumers on the data processed by smart TVs, 1 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95633

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