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).
The Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) – the French Data Protection Authority – published guidelines on how the data protection rules should be applied to blockchain technology. Next to possible issues, the CNIL also provides pointers on how blockchains can be built in a privacy compliant manner. This article provides an overview of these pointers with some additions and critical notes.
In this article Vonne Laan argues that giving an “early bird discount” to prompt payers of privacy fines in the Netherlands, would alleviate and facilitate the congested enforcement department of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens). It’s an opinion piece written for a Dutch newspaper (het Financieel Dagblad).