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Bill Addresses Data Breaches, Cookies

PRIVACY LAW—THE NETHERLANDS

November 17, 2010

The minister of economic affairs has submitted a bill to the Dutch Parliament in a move toward implementation of the EU's e-Privacy Directive, the Hunton and Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. The proposed legislation would amend the Dutch Telecommunications Act to require telecoms and ISPs to provide notification of data security breaches and would require consent for the use of cookies, the report states. The bill would require notification of both the Dutch Telecom Authority and affected individuals "without delay" of breaches that could affect personal data. It would also require data subjects' prior consent to place cookies on their computers.
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