Netherlands

Law
2020-05-21T18:48:41+00:00
Woman ordered by court to delete Facebook photos of her grandchildren
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A court in the Netherlands ruled that a Grandmother must delete pictures of her three grandchildren that she posted on Facebook and Pinterest without their parents' permission.
The case that ended up in court after a falling-out between the woman and her daughter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Sports • Soccer
2020-04-29T16:10:10+00:00
Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora believes Serie A clubs should be "thinking about next season"

After France, the Netherlands, and Belgium leagues called off their seasons, Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora stated: "These decisions could push Italy to follow this line, which would become a European line".
Spadafora also said "If the championship should ever resume, it will certainly be behind closed doors,"

Health
2020-04-26T15:34:39+00:00
French police seize 140,000 face masks destined for sale on the black market.
A surgical mask (left) and an FFP1 mask (right) often used to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
A surgical mask (left) and an FFP1 mask (right) often used to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Credit: Nursetoghether.com (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0)

French police officers say they caught a businessman unloading 140,000 face masks from a lorry into a house in St Denis, north of Paris.
The seized masks included 5,000 FFP2 masks for use with coronavirus patients and a big number of surgical masks.
Police arrested the suspected seller, a 60-year-old man who had bought the masks in the Netherlands. A second suspect was a 46-year-old who was allegedly about to buy some of the stock to sell on.
Last month, France requisitioned all stocks and production of face masks to equip health workers.