Have you used Facebook? Data from 533 million accounts were leaked on the Dark Web. Let’s find out if you are one of them!
TikTok must better protect children from harmful content and stop violating their privacy. On June 2nd, 2021, SOMI has summoned TikTok on behalf of all minors in the Netherlands who have used TikTok after May 25th, 2018, for compensation up to EUR 2,000 per user.
Board of Directors
JAN VAN DEN BROEK
Jan van den Broek is an all-round financial specialist. He has been active for 45 years, including 15 years at Deloitte accountancy. He has worked for many large and small companies. He currently has his own financial advisory office. Based on his financial expertise and his skills as a coach, he has devoted himself to the interests of children in recent years. He is treasurer at various foundations.
Hans Franke graduated in business administration and law. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer in the areas of collective advocacy for stockholders and the development of investments in commercial forestry to reduce the pressure on natural forest land. He currently works for various companies and partnerships, both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Philip Vromen has been active in education for years, as director of a primary school and later as a trainer, advisor, and coach for school management. He is experienced in managing foundations. For ten years he was general director of the Lek en IJssel Foundation, a collaboration of a number of schools in primary education. Mr. Vromen was a board member of our foundation since its establishment and was a part of Kenniscentrum Vastgoedfinanciering campaign.
Jan Huijnk has been a teacher for fifteen years, among other things. He currently runs several of his own companies, including one that provides distance learning in Eastern Europe for 35,000 students. In 1997, he won the Eastern Europe prize for social and economic activities in Ukraine. He was also a board member of our foundation since its establishment and was a part of Kenniscentrum Vastgoedfinanciering campaign.
Wijnand Prins is an educational professional and has been highly involved in the social sector. He is currently a policy advisor at the MBO Rijnland. He is concerned with the well-being of young people, partly in the context of their positioning in the labor market. Mr. Prins is actively involved in the development of (higher) professional education (HBO / MBO / ROC). He is the initiator of various projects and advises the board of various organizations with regard to vocational education. Mr. Prins is or has been involved with various foundations as founder, chairman, board member, or advisor.
DR. COR WIJTVLIET
Cor Wijtvliet is an analytical expert in the financial field. For the past 36 years, he has been involved in consultancy in the financial sector. Since 2000, he has been working on themes in the social and economic domain. He has conducted such studies for, among others, Van Lanschot Bankiers for 11 years. He currently has his own research firm that provides services to small and medium-sized companies in the financial sector. Mr. Wijtvliet has been involved with SOMI since its establishment, first as a board member and now as a member of the supervisory board. He regularly posts about this case in blogs and newsletters.
Menno has more than 20 years of work experience in the field of tech & privacy, he has been a lawyer for a long time. Menno has an entrepreneurial mindset: he is co-founder of IncPlus (a start-up incubator) and the legal-tech startup DocBldr/VraagHugo. Menno is also a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht", and a board member of the Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law. Menno is ambassador at the Dutch Startup Association and commissioner at the Security of Things Fund. Lastly, Menno can be heard regularly on BNR Nieuwsradio. The membership as Supervisory Board is in a personal capacity.
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