Paul De Cooman, Managing Director of BELTUG, took part in a cabinet meeting of the Privacy Platform of Secretary of State for Privacy Bart Tommelein on the Internet of Things (IoT). The group discussed the global and local markets and players, with an emphasis on competition. The IoT is part of a global market that already contains many large global actors. To ensure a level playing field for local players, without stifling competition, the cabinet wants to clarify the existing rules on privacy.
During the meeting, the cabinet focussed on providing input for three questions, which will be dealt with in a future meeting :
At the end of the information collection and reflection phases, the Tommelein cabinet will publish a document to support companies in providing IoT services. We will keep you informed of the progress of this initiative.