New dismissal law – Balanced employment market Act (WAB)


  Times are challenging in the Dutch employment market. Currently, the Dutch government is following up on its promise to tackle certain problems both employers and employees are faced with. The government wants to stimulate employers to give their employees indefinite term contracts by minimizing the differences between so-called ‘fixed’ and ‘flexible’ employment. The solution

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Fifth freedom: the free flow of non-personal data


  In addition to the existing freedoms  -free movement of people, services, goods and capital- the European Union will acquire a ‘fifth freedom’: the free flow of data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25 2018, harmonizes the European legislation with respect to personal data.  In adopting the new

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Update review Privacy Shield


  Last week, the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield took place in Brussels. A crisis seems (for now) averted. In the joint press release of 19 October 2018, the EU and US emphasized that the increase in companies that had joined the Privacy Shield last year, illustrates the importance of this mechanism

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