privacy laws

800px-Cyber_Security_at_MoD_MOD_45156131
May 25 '18 14:00

The Dutch Data Protection Authority is losing employees in droves, Financieele Dagblad reports based on sources. This may cause problems at the privacy watchdog, especially given that the Authority now has more power and responsibility with the introduction of new European privacy laws. 

According to FD, both Udo Oelen and Alex Commandeur - respectively the heads of the private sector and public sector at the Authority - both left recently, as well as two prominent investigators. And the Authority is having trouble attracting new staff to fill these positions.

Amsterdam,_de_Stopera_foto8_2014-01-12_12.25
May 17 '18 15:10

Amsterdam violated privacy legislation when the city collected the Facebook data of thousands of loitering young people in 2015, NRC reports based on its own research.

According to the newspaper, in 2015 Amsterdam collected over 100 friends lists of young loiterers and performed a network analysis on that data. In total the lists contained the data of almost 65 thousand people. After eliminating people with fewer than six interconnections, a group of over 1,200 people remained.

Mar 7 '18 12:40

Employers organizations MKB-Nederland and VNO-NCW want the Dutch privacy law to be extended so that employees in more professions can be tested for alcohol or drugs. They also want companies to be able to request more information from sick employees, ANP reports.

Currently only employees in certain professions - like pilots or train drivers - can be tested for alcohol and drugs. But according to the employers, making allowing this for more professions will make it possible for companies to better guarantee safety. 

Wifi
Jun 16 '16 16:00

Companies and municipalities making use of WiFi tracking must make sure they honor the privacy of the people they track, the Personal Data Authority said on Thursday. The Authority felt it time to remind companies and municipalities of the rules as more and more are making use of WiFi tracking

google
Jun 16 '16 11:00

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.

Randstad_eschborn01
Nov 20 '14 11:41

Randstad and Adecco, two of the largest Dutch temporary employment agencies, violate the privacy laws of their workers at different points.

Subscribe to