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Netherlands: New opt-in requirements for 3rd party email marketing

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30/10/2012 by:

The Netherlands’ Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA) has issued a decision according to which an opt-in consent for third-party commercial emails is only valid if the third parties are specified, as well as the type of data th...

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Dutch and Canadian DPAs challenge WhatsApp's compliance with their privacy laws

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31/01/2013 by:

WhatsApp is in breach of data protection law, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities have revealed. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority say that the app violates their privacy laws...

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Netherlands' DPA issues new data security guidelines

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22/02/2013 by:

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) published, on 19 February, new guidelines on the security of data processing. The new guidelines contain instructions on how to implement the security principles in practice, reports law firm Bird & Bird....

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The Dutch government proposes mandatory breach notification

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17/10/2013 by:

The Netherlands government’s proposal for mandatory data breach notification would require all organisations to inform the Dutch DPA of security breaches. According to law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam, a failure to notify would ...

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Netherlands’ DPA and US FTC sign Memorandum of Understanding

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11/03/2015 by:

The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 9 March “to enhance information sharing and enforcement cooperation on privacy-related matters.” While the agencies...

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The Netherlands introduces mandatory data breach notification

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29/05/2015 by:

  The Netherlands First Chamber passed a Bill on Data Breach Notification on 26 May, law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek reports. It will be mandatory for all types of data controllers to notify  breaches of personal data. Failure to notify is...

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