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The Authority for Personal Data (AP) intends to approve the so-called Data Pro Code. The Data Pro Code is a code of conduct drawn up by the Netherlands ICT, which organisations can join.

The Netherlands ICT is the sector representative of the ICT sector. The code of conduct is designed for companies that process data from Dutch citizens. The purpose of the tool is to make it easier for these companies to work with the European Privacy Act (GDPR).

In the code of conduct, for example, the Netherlands ICT discusses informing clients about the security measures taken. Affiliated companies will have to do this with a Data Pro Statement. This includes details of the information security system used, certifications and encryption, for example.

The code of conduct also deals with the content of the processor’s agreement, how to deal with the rights of data subjects and with data leaks, according to the Authority for Personal Data on its website. Finally, more information is given on the review, evaluation and adaptation of the security measures taken.


Sectors and sectors that draw up a code of conduct for the handling of personal data can ask the AP to approve it. The AP does this on the basis of various requirements for a code of conduct. In the case of the Data Pro Code, the proposed code of conduct meets the requirements. The AP wants to approve this.

However, this approval is still conditional. Organisations drawing up codes of conduct should also establish a supervisory body. The Netherlands ICT has not yet established this body. However, the establishment of a Data Pro Supervisor is included in the code of conduct.

The monitoring body checks whether the code of conduct is being complied with, assesses whether contracting parties are eligible to apply the code of conduct and deals with complaints about breaches of the code of conduct. The AP or any other European privacy authority should accredit this body.

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