GDPR in a nutshell

Current facets (Pre-Master)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply as of 25 May 2018. This is also known under the Dutch name: Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG).

This means that from that date onwards, the same privacy legislation applies throughout the European Union (EU) and the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) will then lapse.

The GDPR ensures, among other things, the strengthening and extension of the privacy rights of natural persons, more responsibilities for organizations and the same, strong powers for all European privacy regulators. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) is this authority.

For a concise overview of important changes for organizations, compiled by the AP: see GDPR in a nutshellPlease note that this document is written in Dutch.

More information about the Dutch Data Protection Authority can be found on their website.