Lawsuit against cinema for refusing cash – and thus slurping private data

Michiel Jonker from Arnhem has sued a cinema that has moved location and since then refuses to accept cash at the cash register. All payments have to be made by pin. Jonker feels that this forces visitors to allow the cinema to process personal data.

He tried something of the sort in 2018 which was turned down as the personal data authority in NL decided that no-one was required to accept cash as legal tender.

Jonker is now saying that it should be if the data can be used to profile his movie preferences afterwards.

Good luck to him, I agree that cash is legal tender and the move to a cash free society is a privacy nightmare and potentially disastrous – see Hong Kong, for example.

Source: Rechtszaak tegen weigering van contant geld door bioscoop – Emerce