Contributed By Vondst Advocaten N V
The AP regularly investigates potential violations and often looks for an amicable solution. Generally, the AP tends to impose an administrative order subject to a penalty in the event of non-compliance, allowing companies to end their violation in order to avoid a substantial penalty. After a period of more than 15 years, the AP imposed its first penalty in 2018 (for a violation of the Data Breach Regulations).
The ACM, however, is much more aggressive when it comes to enforcement actions.