freelancers are given a little more breathing space

Today the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect in the Netherlands. Although a fairly large number of freelancers have not yet finished their GDPR process. Cause for panic? Not yet! Minister Dekker has promised that the self-employed in the Netherlands will not immediately be tackled harshly by the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

So it is not a problem if you as a self-employed person do not yet fully comply with the law. The only thing that matters is that you can demonstrate that you are working on it and that you take it seriously. However, many freelancers are still at a loss because they do not know exactly what to do, or even to what extent the GDPR does affect them. It is therefore important that you look for a party that can help you.

However, the Dutch Data Protection Authority does not yet have the resources to investigate hard. A larger amount of money has been requested, but the minister has admitted that this is not yet available.