Personal authority there running dozens of investigations into data breaches




The new president of the Personal Authority, Aleid Wolfsen says that dozens of investigations are in response to data breaches. Since early this year organizations should report these incidents to the privacy regulator.

personal authority Since January, there are nearly four thousand reports received by the Authority for Personal Data Wolfsen said in an interview with It would be in the ongoing investigations involve cases where the protection of personal data “drastically is not in order.” Wolfsen suggests that there are cases among chairing human errors’ serious leak of medical data. It is the expectation of the Chair that the regulator will hand out fines. This can amount to 820,000 euros.

Wolfsen, which in August took over the role of chairman Jacob Kohnstamm, is also critical of the protection of personal data by municipalities. Earlier figures showed that data breaches municipalities ten per cent of the total number of leaks reported. The chairman said that a municipality can not hide behind the argument that there is a lack of experts because it is a small town. “They just have to ask for help from a big brother,” he says.

The most recent action of the Personal Authority involved the Dutch company Bluetrace that residents in shopping followed with Wi-tracking. Wolfsen says that in that case, no fine was imposed because the investigation was launched when there was no power penalty. Therefore, opted for a penalty. On current legislative proposals, such as the law Cybercrime III and the expansion of the Law on Intelligence and Security, Wolfsen would not comment.


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