In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR” came into force. From that moment privacy, including the rocessing of personal data, is an important and hot topic that affects all most all organizations (both public and private) topic. We assist our clients in applying the (new) regulations within their organization. For example, we draft and negotiate data processing agreements, privacy policies and we assist clients with privacy impact analyzes, decisions regarding data breaches, compliance projects and questions relating to international data transfer. Furthermore, we represent our clients in legal proceedings, including proceedings regarding decisions of the Data Protection Authority (‘AP’) and the Authority for Consumer and Market (‘ACM’).
The Dutch Personal Data Authority (AP) is currently investigating two complaints about the use of Google Analytics in the Netherlands. The complaints were filed by the organisation Non of Your Business (NOYB) of privacy activist Max Schrems.
Overview of changes 2022, Working conditions directive, Paid parental leave, Home working allowance, Work-related costs scheme (in Dutch abbreviated as ‘WKR’), Smoking areas at work forbidden, Compulsory corona self-test at work.
As of July 1st the rules for telemarketing have been changed. Organisations (including charities) may no longer make unsolicited calls to consumers, sole traders, general partnerships, limited partnerships and other unincorporated businesses.
Last month the Bavarian supervisory authority (“BayLDA”) ruled that the use of Mailchimp for sending e-mail newsletters by a German publisher is in breach of the AVG.
Last summer, the European Court of Justice ruled in the Schrems II case that US national law does not provide a level of protection essentially equivalent to that guaranteed in the EU. National law allows US government authorities to access personal data transferred from the EU to the US for national security purposes.