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Eliëtte Vaal
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August 10, 2020

Under the GDPR the Dutch Data Protection Authority has the competence to actively publish fines and guidance including the names of the alleged offender(s). The naming of offenders cam lead to reputational damage. What legal measures are present to avoid publication by the DPA? Read more on this in our blog “Naming and shaming onder de AVG: hoe zit dat eigenlijk?” (in Dutch).

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Under the GDPR the Dutch Data Protection Authority has the competence to actively publish fines and guidance including the names of the alleged offender(s). The naming of offenders cam lead to reputational damage. What legal measures are present to avoid publication by the DPA? Read more on this in our blog “Naming and shaming onder de AVG: hoe zit dat eigenlijk?” (in Dutch).

Eliëtte Vaal will provide a half day course at the Berghauser Pont Academy on GDPR & CCTV.

Eliëtte Vaal and Vonne Laan wrote a blog about the changing position of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) during the COVID-19 outbreak towards measuring temperature of natural persons (Dutch only).

The use of biometric data has increased over the last years. Especially the use of facial recognition systems and fingerprint scanners. Using biometric data goes hand in hand with severe privacy risks, such as the loss of freedom, individuality and anonymity. In practice however, the privacy rules concerning the use of biometric data are ambiguous, resulting in legal uncertainty.

Eliëtte Vaal and Vonne Laan will both speak at the yearly ePrivacy & Marketing Seminar of IIR.

On 18 May 2020, Vonne Laan provided her regular introductory lecture on privacy law for students of the University of Applied Sciences Windesheim.

In view of the launch of The Data Lawyers, Eliëtte Vaal and Vonne Laan were requested to partake in an interview by Privacyweb. Why did they make this move? What do they wish to contribute to the privacy sector? What are their biggest annoyances in relation privacy law? Please read the interview for their answers to these and other questions.

Eliëtte Vaal is invited to speak at the first IAPP Data Protection Intensive of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in the Netherlands.

Vonne Laan is the author of the book Boom Basics Privacy Law (Boom Basics Privacyrecht). This is an introductory book on privacy law, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Implementation Act thereof in the Netherlands.

Vonne Laan has been invited to speak about sharing data sets at the Day of the Privacy Officer 2020.

From April to September 2020, Eliëtte Vaal is contributing to the VNG/IBD webinars / discussions about recent privacy law developments.

The Dutch Data Protection Authority published guidance on the privacy rules in relation to corona (COVID-19). But how does this guidance relate to the vision on this of other European Data Protection Authorities? Read more on this in our blog “Privacyperikelen rond Corona (COVID-19): wat zeggen de Europese privacytoezichthouders?” (in Dutch).

On 18 November 2019, Vonne Laan gave her two-yearly presentation at Nyenrode Business University (Nyenrode Business Universiteit)

Vonne Laan and Eliëtte Vaal wrote an overview article which can be used as easy point of reference in practice. It discusses two concepts under data protection law that have been endlessly debated: that of “controller” and “processor”. How workable are these concepts nowadays? What are the complications in practice and how can they be solved? Read more about this in our article “Back to the basics: Verwerkingsverantwoordelijke of verwerker onder de AVG?”.

Vonne Laan spoke at the Autumn meeting of the Dutch Association for Information Technology & Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Informatietechnologie & Recht; NVvIR). A society for approx. 500 legal counsels and lawyers that are specialised in IT and the law.