House wants faster fines for major privacy violations




Coalition parties VVD and PvdA want the Data Protection Board can impose immediate fines of up to 800,000 euros. This should happen in gross invasions of privacy, parties.

Privacy category picture The government wants to give all CBP wider powers, but use a company must first get a warning, after which it can improve his life. Regarding PvdA and VVD, fines of up to 8 tons can only be imposed immediately.

One example is filming patients without permission, said VVD MP Jeroen van Wijngaarden. This is referring to the MP on an RTL program in which patients at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam without permission were filmed.

“I want a guard dog that can not only bark but can bite,” Van Wijngaarden. Earlier spoke Jacob Kohnstamm, director of CBP already out for the ability to display immediately after a violation fines. “Now the privacy watchdog is placed further curtailed,” Kohnstamm said opposite Radio 1.

At this time, CBP can impose fines of up to 4,500 euros. The proposal of the government is that maximum 810,000 euros. CBP also be given a new name: the Personal Authority.

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