Morrison & Foerster LLP (JD Supra Netherlands)
Substantially Increased Sanctioning Powers of the Dutch Data Protection Authority
A newly passed bill in the Netherlands has increased the fining power of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) to up to EUR 810,000 or 10 percent of an organization’s annual worldwide turnover. On May 27, 2015, the Dutch legislature passed the bill amending the Dutch Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens; (WBP)). New fines may be imposed for non-compliance with various...
The Dutch Competition Agency Focuses on Anticompetitive Signaling
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) – the Dutch competition agency – has indicated that public statements about future market behavior could infringe competition law. This is the first time an EU antitrust agency has translated the written law into practice and warned companies to avoid publicly informing their competitors about their planned future commercial behavior.