On February 1, 2017, Matt Hancock, the UK Government Minister responsible for data protection, was questioned by the House of Lords committee on the UK’s implementation plan of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in the context of Brexit. In responding to the questioning, Hancock revealed further details into the UK Government’s position on implementing the GDPR into UK law.
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On January 1, 2016, a Dutch law became effective that (1) includes a general obligation for data controllers to notify the Data Protection Authority of data security breaches, and (2) authorizes the Data Protection Authority to impose direct fines for violations of the Data Protection Act.
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