Dutch DPA warns of privacy risks in US cloud storage
The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the Netherlands sees major privacy risks in the use of US cloud environments among Dutch government agencies. The watchdog warned digitalisation minister Alexandra van Huffelen in a public letter.
The DPA wrote the letter in response to the minister's plan... Read more
Dutch government will be allowed to store sensitive data in public clouds
The Dutch government will be allowed to store sensitive data in commercial public cloud environments. Government entities will also be allowed to use cloud-based services provided by major providers. Alexandra van Huffelen, State Secretary for Digitalization, shared the news in a letter to the Hous... Read more
Dutch privacy authority reports growing number of data breaches
The Dutch privacy authority (AP) signalled growing numbers in its data breach report of 2021. Attacks on IT suppliers are increasingly impacting the supply chain.
The data breach report for 2021 shows that 24,866 breaches were reported in the Netherlands last year. According to the AP, organizat... Read more
Data authority: ‘Dutch websites should stop tracking users immediately’
The Dutch data and privacy authority (AP) urges Dutch websites to stop using IAB Europe's ad system immediately. The system is estimated to be used by 80 percent of all European apps and websites. According to the AP, the system violates the GDPR and illegaly auctions personal data to advertisers. ... Read more
‘Google Analytics may be banned in the Netherlands’
Dutch privacy regulator Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) is warning that Google Analytics may soon be banned.
The reason for the warning is yesterday's news that the Austrian privacy regulator finds that the tool unnecessarily collects data from cookies and sends it to the United States. The unn... Read more