Region: Netherlands

Dutch watchdog’s fining method under scrutiny

A government report has raised concerns about lack of clarity in the Dutch data regulator’s penalty calculations, as well as other issues around the country’s implementation of the GDPR and data breach reporting.

07 September 2022

Dutch telecoms operator fined over wiretapping risks

The Netherlands’ telecommunications regulator has issued a €450,000 penalty against one of the country’s major providers for failing to put in place necessary measures to prevent unauthorised access to wiretapping data.

01 September 2022

Dutch regulator fails to revive controversial legitimate interest decision

The Netherlands’ highest administrative court has given the red card to the Dutch data regulator’s VoetbalTV fine, but refused to deal with a key issue about the watchdog’s hardline stance on legitimate interests.

27 July 2022

Dutch DPA faces ongoing criticism for complaints backlog

A Dutch government body has said that the country’s data watchdog is still not doing enough to meet the needs of citizens, pointing to long wait times and continued understaffing.

20 July 2022

Dutch regulator’s legitimate interest interpretation under further fire

The European Commission reportedly urged the Dutch data regulator to change its strict and controversial stance on legitimate interest.

04 July 2022

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

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