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EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads

EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads

The EU parliament has backed a call for tighter regulations on behavioral ads (aka microtargeting) in favor of less intrusive, contextual forms of advertising — urging Commission lawmakers to also assess further regulatory options, including looking at a phase-out leading to a full ban. MEPs also want Internet users to be able to opt out of algorithmic content curation altogether. The legislative initiative, introduced by the Legal Affairs committee, sets the parliament on a collision course with the business model of tech giants such as Facebook and Google.

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