Dutch DPA

The Netherlands: DPA imposes EUR 830,00 fine for access request fees

On the 6th of July 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA“) published its decision to impose a fine of 830,000 EUR on Stichting Bureau Krediet Registratie (BKR). BKR keeps an electronic file of the loans and debts people have in the Netherlands, stored in a central database. Companies like financial institutions …

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The Netherlands: DPA changes position – taking temperature might not be subject to GDPR

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA”) had made it clear, on several occasions, that taking temperature tests (or otherwise processing health data) as a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19 is a strict “no go”. The position of the Dutch DPA was that most individuals, in particular employees …

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The Netherlands – First GDPR fine imposed: EUR 460,000

Today, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA“) issued its first GDPR-fine of EUR 460,000. The fine is imposed on the Dutch Haga Hospital for having an insufficient internal security of patient records. The fact that the first GDPR-fine was imposed on a hospital isn’t a complete surprise, as already in December 2018, …

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NETHERLANDS: Dutch Data Protection Authority received record amount of data breach notifications in 2018. Earlier today, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) issued a press release stating that it received 20,881 notifications of data breaches in 2018. In comparison to 2017, the amount of data breach notifications has (more than) doubled. The largest amount …

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