Dutch tech startups are losing out to foreign startups
Dutch startups are increasingly losing out financially to foreign competitors. This is one of the conclusions of Techleap's recent annual survey. A concrete approach for the Dutch tech startup industry is needed, according to the researchers.
The number of investments in Dutch tech startups has ... Read more
‘Netherlands strengthens chip export restrictions at request of US’
Insiders say the Netherlands is poised to introduce new restrictions on chip and equipment exports to China. US and Dutch officials have been discussing the restrictions in Washington since Thursday. The negotiations are expected to conclude later today.
The outcome has not yet been confirmed b... Read more
‘Dutch hacker steals personal data of millions of Austrian citizens’
The Amsterdam Prosecutor's Office disclosed that a 25-year-old Dutch man was arrested in late November on suspicion of stealing personal data from tens of millions of people worldwide, including most of Austria's population.
The data was allegedly offered for sale. The cybercriminal landed on t... Read more
‘No way to prevent Dutch chips from powering Russian and Iranian drones’
The use of Dutch chips in Russian and Iranian drones can't be completely prevented, according to foreign trade minister Schreinemacher.
Schreinemacher shared the statement in response to a meeting of the House of Representatives. According to the trade minister, it's impossible to completely p... Read more
Dutch IT firms resist anti-Chinese law
Tech companies in the Netherlands are concerned about government measures to bar advanced technology from Chinese firms. Various national industry associations objected to a recently introduced law.
With the parliament's approval secured, the law will allow the national government to investigate... Read more
EU officially approves NIS2, member states prepare new security laws
The European Council has greenlit NIS2, a new European security directive. The Council's consent ends an approval process that lasted two years. NIS2 requires member states to introduce new security laws by 2024, including a broader obligation to report cyberattacks.
NIS2 is a follow-up to NIS1... Read more
ASM International feels pressure from US bans on exports to China
ASM International CEO Benjamin Loh expects lower sales due to US restrictions on exports of chip manufacturing equipment to China.
ASM International (ASMI) is a Netherlands-based chip equipment manufacturer. CEO Benjamin Loh recently cautioned that the Netherlands and Japanese governments are u... Read more
Dutch government may quit Facebook
The government is considering quitting its Facebook pages due to the risks of Meta's personal data processing policy. State secretary Alexandra van Huffelen shared the news in a letter to the House of Representatives.
Van Huffelen indicates that a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) was rec... Read more
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
Netherlands can become a world leader, but startups require more support
The Netherlands is one of the largest incubators for tech startups, but McKinsey says there's room for improvement. The research firm examined the potential of the Dutch market. Although McKinsey concludes that the Netherlands could become a world leader in the field of startups, several conditions... Read more