Contributed By Vondst Advocaten N V
Being a member of the EU, EU Directives and Regulations apply in the Netherlands, including the GDPR, the NIS Directive, Regulation 45/2001, and Directive 2016/680. In addition, Dutch companies can rely on the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework for trans-Atlantic transfers of personal data to participating US companies.
The chair of the AP participates in EDPB, an EU body with legal personality that consists of chairs of national DPAs and the European Data Protection Supervisor. Key tasks of the EDPB are to determine disputes between national DPAs, and to give advice on key concepts of the GDPR and the Police Directive, including by adopting guidelines.
In addition, a representative of the AP participates in the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT), which consists of national DPAs worldwide, scientists and international organisations. The IWGDPT aims to improve the protection of personal data in new (communication) technology, including the internet.