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Dutch DPA Publishes Post-GDPR Complaints Report

On December 13, 2018, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) published a report on the complaints it has received since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became applicable on May 25, 2018.

In the past six months, (between May 25, 2018 and November 25, 2018), 22,679 individuals have contacted the Dutch DPA to obtain more information about the GDPR or to file a complaint. The Dutch DPA has received 9,661 complaints from data subjects, of which 44% are pending.

Full article: Dutch DPA Publishes Post-GDPR Complaints Report

Uber fined more than $1 million by U.K. and Dutch authorities

Uber was fined a combined $1.17 million by British and Dutch authorities Tuesday for a 2016 data breach that exposed the personal details of millions of customers. The penalties come from the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Source: Uber fined more than $1 million by U.K. and Dutch authorities

Dutch government report says Microsoft telemetry breaks GDPR

The telemetry data collection mechanism used by Microsoft Office breaks the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dutch authorities said in a report. Investigators said they’ve identified the “large scale and covert collection of personal data” through Office’s built-in telemetry collection capabilities, which is done without properly informing users.

Full article: Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR | ZDNet

Dutch data watchdog: PSD2 consent must be obtained ‘separately’

Third parties seeking access to payment account information held by banks must distinguish their requests to process customer data distinct from broader requests for acceptance of the terms and conditions of their payment services, the Dutch data protection authority has said.

Full article: Dutch data watchdog: PSD2 consent must be obtained ‘separately’

Dutch DPA launches ‘ex officio’ GDPR-compliance investigation

Dutch Data Protection Authority started an “ex officio” investigation into compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the private sector. It will verify compliance with Article 30 (the data registry) in 30 randomly selected large companies (more than 250 employees) in 10 different sectors: industry, water supply, construction, retail, hospitality, travel, communications, finance, business services, and health care across the Netherlands.

Source: Dutch DPA launches ‘ex officio’ GDPR-compliance investigation

Dutch gov’t can keep Big Data law in current form, court rules

The government does not have to withdraw its new law on the Dutch intelligence and security services in its current form, the court ruled on Tuesday in summary proceedings filed by a group of privacy organizations and companies.

Source: Dutch gov’t can keep Big Data law in current form, court rules | NL Times

Snooping Amsterdam civil servants broke privacy laws with Facebook research 

An analysis of the Facebook networks of trouble-making youngsters by the Amsterdam city authorities constituted a breach of privacy and should have been reported to privacy monitoring body AP.

Amsterdam civil servants decided to build up a picture of the networks of youngsters who hung around on the streets and caused a nuisance in Amsterdam Zuid. By looking at their networks the authorities thought they would gain a better understanding of this group.

Source: Snooping Amsterdam civil servants broke privacy laws with Facebook research – DutchNews.nl

GDPR will give Dutch privacy watchdog its teeth

The Netherlands’ privacy watchdog, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP), has been criticised in the past for its lack of action on data breaches.

Chairman Aleid Wolfsen has often said that the AP will “finally start showing its teeth” and threatened to fine companies that do not comply with the Netherlands’ privacy laws – but this hasn’t happened so far.

Source: Interview: GDPR will give Dutch privacy watchdog its teeth

Dutch say ‘no’ in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

Dutch voters have narrowly rejected a law that would give spy agencies the power to carry out mass tapping of Internet traffic delivering a setback to Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government.

Dubbed the “trawling law” by opponents, the legislation would allow spy agencies to install wire taps targeting an entire geographic region or avenue of communication, store information for up to three years, and share it with allied spy agencies.

Source: Dutch say ‘no’ in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

‘Living laboratories’: the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents

In Eindhoven, Utrecht and Assen smart projects are tackling everything from traffic to street crime. But with privacy laws being flouted and commercial companies in on the act, are things as benign as they seem?

Stratumseind in Eindhoven has become one of the “smartest” streets in the Netherlands. Lamp-posts have been fitted with wifi-trackers, cameras and 64 microphones that can detect aggressive behaviour and alert police officers to altercations. There has been a failed experiment to change light intensity to alter the mood. The next plan, starting this spring, is to diffuse the smell of oranges to calm people down. The aim? To make Stratumseind a safer place.

Source: ‘Living laboratories’: the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents | Cities | The Guardian

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