Introduction of new Games of Chance Authority starting on 1 April 2012

rijksoverheid2This week the Dutch Senate approved the new act that establishes the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (‘Kansspelautoriteit’). The Authority shall take over the responsibilities of the previous regulator (‘College van Toezicht op Kansspelen’) and shall receive a full array of restrictive measures. The Authority shall start on 1 April 2012 and shall be based in The Hague. An important task will be the issuing of new licenses for games of chance. State Secretary Teeven acknowledged …read more

9 Reasons Why a ‘Right to be Forgotten’ is Really Wrong

viviane-reding2By Joris van Hoboken

The European Commission draft proposal for a data protection regulation contains the so-called right to be forgotten in Article 15. This is not a surprise but the way it has been drafted is quite terrible as I will try to explain below.

Commissioner Viviane Reding made a right to be forgotten into one of the central themes of the privacy directive’s review of the last two years and her plans to modernize the existing legal framework for the processing of personal data in the EU. While there are some valuable improvements to the existing data protection rules in the EC’s concept proposal, this right to be forgotten is amongst the worst legal inventions …read more