The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has appointed Theon van Dijk as its new Chief Economist. Mr. Van Dijk will start his new position on October 1, 2019. He will succeed Jarig van Sinderen, who will retire at the end of this year.
The increase in the number of independent contractors and the evolution of the digital economy call for a new impetus to consumer protection law. ACM thus calls for changes to laws, so that independent contractors and consumers will be better protected.