Note: COVID-19 does not set aside privacy rules


  According to the GDPR, employers are rarely allowed to process their employees’ personal data. How do the privacy regulations relate to combatting the coronavirus in the work environment? The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) states (entry only available in Dutch) that the coronavirus does not justify an exception to the privacy regulations. An

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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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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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3 steps to GDPR compliance


  On 25 May 2018, the new Privacy Regulation, the GDPR, will enter into force. You can find GDPR updates on our dedicated webpage Data Protection Update. These updates provide you with clear guidelines and background information. However, which steps does your company actually need to take to prepare for the new Privacy Regulation? How

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