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WILL WIDENED CLASS ACTIONS REGIME BOOST DATA LITIGATION IN THE NETHERLANDS?

The Dutch Senate has approved legislation introducing collective damages actions in the Netherlands that will broaden the regime even further. The legislation is expected to enter into force in July 2019 and will apply to events that took place on or after November 15, 2016. Key features of the legislation include an option to claim […]


THE NETHERLANDS DPA REITERATES STRICT POSITION ON ALCOHOL, DRUG AND MEDICINE TESTING

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has published an article that affirms that testing employees on alcohol, drugs or medicines can only be performed if there is a specific legal basis to carry out such tests. The Dutch DPA states that the risks of a possible breach of privacy must be minimalized and the tests are […]


DUTCH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY SETS GDPR FINES STRUCTURE

The Dutch data protection authority has established its GDPR fines structure that incorporates four categories. The first category is reserved for simple violations, while the second category is reserved for not fulfilling certain requirements for processing. Examples of the third category include violations of the transparency requirement, failure to notify of data breaches, and not […]


GDPR COMPLIANCE IN THE BENELUX, LET THE CONTROLS BEGIN!

Under GDPR compliance, the Dutch Data protection authority recently examined 30 companies and their internal records to ensure compliance. The companies were selected at random and are active in various sectors, including construction, hotel, financial services and more. Stphanie De Smedt, Florence d’Ath and Joanne Zaaijer of Loyens & Loeff discuss how more than two […]


GDPR Update: The Processing of Personal Data in the Employment Context

Recent technologies can be helpful in detecting or preventing the loss of company property, improving the productivity of employees and protecting the personal data for which the data controller is responsible, but with it also comes a significant privacy and data protection risk. Companies should consider conducting an assessment concerning the balance between the legitimate […]


DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES GDPR IMPLEMENTATION BILL

The Dutch government has sent the GDPR Implementation Bill to the Parliament. The main theme of the bill is that the GDPR is implemented in a “policy-neutral manner, meaning that the bill continues all current law, insofar as is allowed under the GDPR. The bill also re-establishes the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) and governs […]


THE FOREIGN NATIONALS EMPLOYMENT ACT

Hiring contractors or temporary employment agencies that employ foreign workers in the Netherlands can create financial risks, with fines up to EUR 8,000 per employee. The Foreign Nationals Employment Act requires that am employer obtains a valid work permit for all foreign workers. The permit is not required for employees with a nationality of one […]


The Netherlands Needs A Privacy Watchdog With Sharper Teeth

The Netherlands needs a privacy watchdog with sharper teeth to make sure government, companies and individuals are more careful with people’s personal details, Jacob Kohnstamm, head of the privacy watchdog CBP, said on Wednesday. ‘There are almost limitless options to store and process information, Kohnstamm said at the publication of the CBP’s annual report. And, […]


Dutch Data Protection Authority Gets Power to Fine

Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) Chairman Jacob Kohnstamm told the audience of the National Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Rotterdam that his office will get the power to fine organizations in both the public and the private-sector for violations of the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (WBP). The fine could be as high as […]




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