Region: Netherlands

Dutch ombudsman rejects money mule data deletion request

The Dutch financial services ombudsman has ruled that banks are permitted to keep the personal data of fraudulent customers, albeit for a shorter time than for other instances of personal data storage.

09 May 2022

Bird & Bird recognises data lawyers among promotions

Bird & Bird has promoted three data protection lawyers to partner and several more to senior counsel and of counsel.

06 May 2022

Dutch tax authority slapped with second record GDPR fine

The Netherlands’ data regulator has issued a €3.7 million fine against the country’s tax authority – the highest Dutch GDPR fine to date – for compiling a secret fraud blacklist that sometimes incorrectly registered people as possible fraudsters.

14 April 2022

Dutch court upholds DPA’s right not to investigate

A Dutch court has ruled in favour of the country’s data protection authority’s decision not to take on a case due to lack of broader relevance and insufficient resources.

01 April 2022

Oracle and Salesforce €10 billion claim continues

A Dutch NGO has appealed against a ruling that its mass claim was inadmissible, requesting that the appeals court set aside the judgment and uphold all of its claims against software giants Oracle and Salesforce.

30 March 2022

Media company fined after demanding ID documents for SARs

The Dutch data protection authority has sanctioned DPG Media for forcing customers to present full copies of their ID in order to obtain access or deletion of their personal data.

25 February 2022

Netherlands tells companies to stop using tracking cookies

The Dutch data protection authority has become the first regulator outside Belgium to publicly acknowledge the incompatibility of tracking technologies for online advertising with the GDPR.

08 February 2022

Oracle and Salesforce dodge €10 billion Dutch claim

A Dutch court has ruled that an NGO’s mass claim was inadmissible because it relied on ‘likes’ as its mandate to represent class members – the latest blow to GDPR representative action litigants.

06 January 2022

Dutch DPA imposes largest fine

The Dutch data protection authority has fined the country’s tax authority €2.75 million for improperly using data on dual-national citizens when overseeing the distribution of childcare subsidies.

08 December 2021

Transavia airline fined €400,000 over data breach

Dutch-headquartered airline Transavia has been fined €400,000 for failing to adequately secure the personal data of 25 million passengers.

12 November 2021

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