Privacy watchdog questions website

8th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - The Stemwijzer, a website that citizens can consult to get an idea of which party to vote for based on the information they submit on their views and priorities, will be required to explain to the Data Protection Authority (CBP) whether the privacy of the information submitted by citizens is protected adequately.

8 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - The Stemwijzer, a website that citizens can consult to get an idea of which party to vote for based on the information they submit on their views and priorities, will be required to explain to the Data Protection Authority (CBP) whether the privacy of the information submitted by citizens is protected adequately.

The CBP wants to know whether the "voting recommendations" given are linked to the IP addresses of the persons consulting the website. Such a link could make it possible to trace who was given what recommendation. The CBP also wants to know how long the data is stored and whether they can fall into the hands of third parties.

The Institute for the Public and Politics, which set up the Stemwijzer, said it is not concerned about the investigation. It says that none of the information is passed on to other parties.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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