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Boxmeer takes the site with fair photos offline for fear of privacy complaints

2019-08-06T09:37:04.468Z

The municipality of Boxmeer has taken a website with information about the fairs in the region offline, confirms a spokesperson for the municipality at NU.nl after reporting by De Gelderlander.


The municipality of Boxmeer has taken a website with information about the fairs in the region offline, confirms a spokesperson for the municipality at NU.nl after reporting by De Gelderlander .

The data protection officer of the municipality, the internal privacy supervisor, states that publishing the photos is in violation of the legislation because people in the photos have not been explicitly asked for permission, says municipal spokesperson Antoinette Verstegen.

People who are interested in upcoming fairs in Boxmeer can no longer visit the website for information. The information provision will have to be brought out via other channels, says Verstegen.

The privacy law stipulates that photos from a fun fair may be published if a basis, such as permission, is met.

The Dutch Data Protection Authority, the privacy watchdog, informed NU.nl in a response that this permission must be given, among other things, "freely and properly informed". It is unclear whether signs in which warnings for photographers walking around comply with the law in this way.

See also: NUcheckt: Will the EU ban all public amateur photography from 25 May?

Source: nunl

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