So far this year Dutch hospitals reported 304 leaks of sensitive information, Trouw reports based on figures from the personal data authority AP. The authority would not give details about the leak, as this could be traced to individual hospitals.
The personal data of thousands of Utrecht residents was available for anyone to look at due to a so-called data leak at the municipality of Utrecht earlier this year, the Telegraaf reports based on documents received through the Freedom of Information Act.
After years of squabbling and threats of fines, Google now complies with Dutch privacy laws, the Authority for Personal Data, previously known as the Data Protection Authority, said on Tuesday.
Dating app Tinder violates that privacy of its users. The app stores all kinds of personal information from a user's Facebook account and the shares it with third parties. Its privacy terms are also far too vague and broadly worded, according to consumers' organization Consumentenbond.
The police are losing the battle against cyber criminals, according to Inge Philips, commissioner of he police's High Tech Crime Team. Officers need more capabilities to tackle these crimes, she said in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Thursday
The Dutch privacy watchdog Personal Data Authority sent a letter to several saunas and funeral homes warning them to be cautious about their clients' privacy, after receiving "numerous signals" about cameras in saunas and filming of funerals.