On May 19, 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority announced that the Litigation Chamber had imposed a €50,000 fine on a social media provider for unlawful processing of personal data in connection with the “invite-a-friend” function offered on its platform.
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The Dutch Data Protection Authority recently published materials regarding the COVID-19 crisis, including recommendations and FAQs for employers, and recommendations for employees that emphasize that privacy must not be overlooked and the crisis should not become a prelude to a “Big Brother” society.
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On March 3, 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the “Dutch DPA”) announced that it had imposed a €525,000 fine on the Royal Dutch Tennis Association (De Koninklijke Nederlandse Lawn Tennisbond, “KNLTB”) for an illegal sale of personal data.
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On August 12, 2019, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the “Dutch DPA”) announced its intent to approve Nederland ICT’s Data Pro Code (the “Code”), a code of conduct for the ICT sector. Nederland ICT represents data processors from the IT sector. Data processors that process personal data on behalf of and for a data controller can join this code of conduct. The draft decision of the Dutch DPA regarding the Code was published in the Official Journal of the Netherlands (the “Staatscourant”) on August 12 and interested parties have six weeks to submit their opinion on the draft decision.

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On April 17, 2019, the Dutch Data Protection Authority issued six recommendations for companies, to be taken into account when drafting privacy policies. This blog entry provides an overview of the recommendations as well as the investigation which preceded their issuance.
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