The Dutch Data Protection Authority, which has to supervise compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will be given more clout.
The Council of Ministers has decided to significantly increase the regulator’s budget, so that there are more possibilities to check compliance with the upcoming GDPR. Until now, there were too few financial resources to perform this task properly. That is why the Council of Ministers has decided that more money will go to the AP.
In the course of 2018, the AP will be allocated an additional € 5 million. In 2019, another € 2 million will be added. In any case, it means that the AP will have more options to investigate organizations that are suspected of not complying with or even violating the GDPR. This also makes investigating data leaks easier.