Personal data Rights of data subjects

Unlawful provision of special personal data leads to compensation for damages

The UWV benefits agency must pay an employee 250 euros in compensation because it wrongly shared information with the employee’s new employer about her previous burnout. This is in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to the Amsterdam court. Read more about this:

Hackers Security

Leak in LastPass Password Manager

For a long time it was possible to read the previous login details of the password manager LastPass by sending the user to a site with incorrect code. The researcher managed to retrieve the credentials of the previous site that someone had visited. Read more about this:


Companies are taking increasingly more cybersecurity measures

Companies are taking increasingly more measures to defend themselves against external cyber attacks. Medium-sized companies in particular are catching up with the introduction of authentication via software or hardware tokens. In addition, the number of ICT security incidents is decreasing due to an attack from outside. Statistics Netherlands reports this on the basis of the […]

Dutch Data Protection Authority Security

Hagaziekenhuis fined for insufficient internal security of patient files

An investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) showed that dozens of hospital employees had unnecessarily inspected the medical file of a well-known Dutch person. The AP imposes a fine of 460,000 euros on the Hagaziekenhuis for insufficient security. In terms of technical and organizational measures, the Hospital has taken insufficient security measures in […]


Do fake online store scams not pay off?

The Spanish police have rounded up a gang of internet crooks who have been active for several years and specialized in setting up online fake shops. These were often indistinguishable from the real thing, behind hundreds of checking accounts. A 23-year-old man is considered Spain’s biggest internet fraudster. His scam earned him around 300,000 euros […]


Motion Tweede Kamer on GDPR policy rules

The GDPR causes uncertainty for many SMEs, associations and foundations because, due to complexity and vague standards in the law, in many cases it is not clear which data may be processed in which way. The government is requested to enter into consultation with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to ensure that the Dutch Data […]