This action has been taken by the HNL organization, in response to the new private law. "We have house rules at events, one of which is that we take photos and publish them on Facebook, for which visitors give permission," explains Henny Leeflang from HNL. "If you do not want this explicitly, we've come with the red dot. "
Among other visitors to Haarlem Culinair you could choose the red dot. Three people actually did. The organization has not yet seen them in pictures, but if that happens their faces become unrecognizable.
The act is a playful response to the new private law. "It is very unclear. Everyone is playing with it. We also hear different things. We thought: As long as the tax authorities can not even meet this, we can do this playful action. We thought it would be a good solution. "
On flyers, the organization explains its rules." You can get a red dot from the organization and hold it on the forehead. (…) It can also be a lipstick barrier. "
Visitors to Bubbles & Bits next week in Bloemendaal can choose the red dot if they do not want to be photographed." People think it's fun, we get most positive reactions. The only joke we heard is that it should not be a Pakistani party, "laughs Henny Leeflang." At least we should stop shooting. "