Enforcement powers available to privacy authorities in the Benelux are being expanded. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) pertains to all processing of personal data by data controllers and imposes strict conditions on the processing, transfer and security of personal data.
For instance, under the GDPR, personal data may only be transferred to countries outside Europe under strict conditions. This rule applies to businesses established both in Europe and elsewhere.
The data protection authorities in the Benelux supervise processing of personal data in order to ensure compliance with laws that regulate the use of personal data. The tasks and powers of these authorities are described in the General Data Protection Regulation. The data protection authorities may impose an administrative order or an order subject to a penalty.
We are happy to advise you as to whether your company's data processing is privacy compliant.