The Dutch data protection authority, the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, has published guidance on when entities can track individuals through Wi-Fi. The DPA states Wi-Fi tracking can only be used in certain circumstances. Companies can track individuals when they have consent and legitimate interest, while municipalities can only do so in “precisely defined areas where it is really needed.” The DPA states Wi-Fi tracking should be used in circumstances where personal data processing is beneficial, such as for the execution of a contract or safety measures. The agency adds entities that process and store information must follow the EU General Data Protection Regulation. (Original article is in Dutch.)
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