Is it unlawful for a former employer to give a bad reference?
The Court of Appeal in the Netherlands recently ruled on the question whether a bad reference that an employer gave about a former employee (a teacher) was unlawful. The teacher argued that he had missed out on a new job as a result. The Court Read more
Which privacy rights does an employee have?
Dutch Data Protection Authority [Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens] (‘Dutch DPA’) imposes fine of EUR 48,000 Earlier this month, it was announced that the Dutch DPA had collected a fine of EUR 48,000 from Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers (‘TGB’). The reason for the fine was that TGB had not granted a Read more
Privacy and the Works Council (Part II): What role does the Works Council play in implementation of the GDPR?
Part I of the blog about privacy and the Works Council discussed the main points of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). We focussed in particular on the introduction of accountability and the new obligations for organisations in the context of the new Regulation. Read more
Privacy and the Works Council: What Works Council members need to know about the GDPR
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018. This means that it also applies to the Dutch business community. Organisations will therefore need, as far as possible, to be “GDPR-proof” in order to avoid high fines imposed by Read more