Netherlands: Draft Law Implementing GDPR Sent to Parliament

On December 13, 2017, the Council of State presented a draft bill to the parliament of Netherlands, which aims to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements into national law in a “policy neutral manner”. This implies that the current legislation, also known as the Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens), will be maintained and remains applicable insofar as compatible with the GDPR.

Key provisions of the bill are summarised below:

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