Dutch law on ‘undesirable’ telecoms ownership proposed

19 Apr 2018

The government of the Netherlands today (19 April 2018) proposed a law that would require any party attempting a takeover of a Dutch-based telecommunications company to first seek government approval, Reuters reports. The proposed Law on Undesired Control of Telecommunications would apply to telephony, internet and data centre companies, a Cabinet statement said, citing national security interests as the reason behind the move.

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