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Privacy: Better Protection

Publication date: 27 November 2014
Your privacy will be protected better. The same applies to the privacy of individuals whose personal data you register, retain, or process. There will be stricter rules and heavier fines for offenders. Russell Advocaten will keep you informed on the latest developments.

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The right to privacy is a cornerstone of a humane society. After all, you don’t want your personal data – for instance, camera footage, computers, GPS, cookies, or social media – to be made public so that it can be misused by third parties. In order to protect the privacy of EU citizens, the European Parliament adopted a General Data Protection Regulation on 12 March 2014. This regulation will have consequences for the legislation in all EU member states.

A uniform regime in the EU

The new Regulation has to create more clarity and uniformity in legislation as regards privacy of citizens, companies, employers and consumers. It will be enforced by the Dutch Data Protection Authority. After the implementation of the new Regulation your company will not have to deal with 27 different but with one uniform regime throughout the EU. Rules will become stricter. The Regulation also includes higher fines for breach of the Data Protection Regulation. These fines can amount to EUR 100,000,000 or up to 5% of the worldwide turnover.


Being informed of the new, more stricter legislation gives you the opportunity to provide for it in the organization of your administration. Almost everyone will have to deal with the new regulations in the event of the registration of data of clients, business relationships and personnel. Therefore, there is still time and opportunity to make adjustments.

More information

Russell Advocaten will keep you informed on a regular basis on the latest developments regarding the European General Data Protection Regulation and the consequences for your business. Would like to know more about the application of the new European General Data Protection Regulation or do you have any questions about what Russell Advocaten can do for you by way of legal advice?
Please contact: Jan Dop, LL.M. (

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