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Joke Bodewits

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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Joke BodewitsPatrice Navarro

Part 6: Profiling Restrictions v. Big Data

A stricter regime for profiling

Profiling and Big Data analytics are set to play a pivotal role in the growth of the digital economy. From cookie-based tracking to people’s interaction through social media, the size and the degree of granularity of our digital footprints have created unprecedented opportunities for business development and service delivery. The scale of data collection, data … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Joke Bodewits

Legislative Update: Dutch Parliament Adopts Bill on Data Breach Notification

On 26 May, the Netherlands First Chamber passed a bill requiring companies to notify the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) and affected individuals of certain breaches of personal data. As we reported earlier this year, when the bill becomes law, it will be mandatory for all types of data controllers to provide these breach notifications. Failure to notify will … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Joke Bodewits

The Netherlands: New Rules for Cookies, Data Breaches and Fines

Recently, new rules on cookies (all links in Dutch) came into force in the Netherlands. In addition, the Dutch Second Chamber approved a draft bill to introduce a mandatory data breach notification requirement and to strengthen the Dutch Data Protection Authority’s investigative and fining powers. The new rules apply to all companies acting as a “data controller” within the meaning … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Internet, Policy & Regulation Penny ThorntonJoke Bodewits

EU: Copyright Levies and the Cloud

On February 27, 2014, the European Parliament (“EP”) adopted a resolution on private copying levies, finding that a copyright levy regime is relevant in the online environment but that licensing models for streaming services (where no copy can be stored on a device) should have preference. The EP calls on the European Commission to assess the impact of the use … Continue Reading