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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Annual review of the Privacy Shield: crisis averted?


  On 18 October of this year, the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield will take place. Like last year, the chorus of critical voices has swelled in the past months. A (temporary) suspension of the Privacy Shield even seemed to be in the realm of possibilities, before it was announced that the

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Legislative proposal: Balanced employment market Act


  The newly proposed employment law, the Balanced employment market Act (Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans, “Wab”), aims to encourage employers to offer employees indefinite employment contracts instead of fixed term contracts. Although the Wab currently has the status of legislative proposal, we would like to inform you on the government’s plans for the employment market.

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