Booking site Ticketmaster was hit by a data breach and the "personal or payment details" of some customers may have been accessible to unknown parties, the company reported in an email to its customers. There is no evidence that Dutch customers were affected by the breach, but Dutch still received an email from the company advising them to change passwords as a precaution, a spokesperson for Ticketmaster said to NOS.
Many Dutch companies do not deal carefully with their customers' data, consumers association Consumentenbond concludes after studying five large companies in different industries. Even companies that you won't expect collect data on a large scale to sell to third parties, the association warns, BNR reports.
Consumentenbond looked at PostNL, Prenatal, Sanoma, Ticketmaster and Zalando. They were more or less randomly chosen, which means they are not necessarily the worst in the market when it comes to handling customer data.
The Dutch Authority for Consumer and Market (ACM) dropped its investigation into the resale of concert tickets, launched after public outcry surrounding tickets for Adele concerts earlier this year. According to the regulator, there is no evidence of fraud or illegal activity in reselling concert tickets for higher prices on sites like Seatwave
The 65 thousand tickets for the Bruce Springsteen concert at Malieveld in the Hague on June 14th, sold out almost within the hour
The madness surrounding tickets for Adele concerts in the Netherlands being sold out within hours only to be resold at much higher prices, sparked Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to launch an investigation. He asked the Authority for Consumers and Market to investigate the circumstances, the Minister wrote to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament
World-renowned superstar Janet Jackson added a May 2 stop at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome for her ongoing "Unbreakable" tour. The tour began on August 31 in the United States, receiving rave reviews.
The Lowlands Festival confirmed 13 new artists to its line-up earlier this week. Scotland-based indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand & Sparks (FFS) will showcase their supergroup. American nu-metal band Limp Bizkit is among the most well-known acts added to the lineup in the latest announcement.