Bits of Freedom starts campaign for data breach notification law
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The Dutch digital rights organisation Bits of Freedom started a campaign for the introduction of a data breach notification law in The Netherlands.
A data breach notification obligation on telecom providers is already to be implemented on the basis of the ePrivacy Directive, but Bits of Freedom insisted that this obligation should be extended also to other corporations and organisations. It drafted an extensive position paper, including a concrete proposal for amending the Dutch Data Protection Act. Simultaneously, it announced the launch of a "black paper" keeping track of all data breaches in The Netherlands.
The Dutch Minister of Justice announced on 3 February 2010 during a review of the Dutch Data Protection Act, that a proposal for a data breach notification will be introduced in Parliament this year.
Position paper Bits of Freedom (only in Dutch, 01.2010)
Black paper on data breaches (only in Dutch)
(contribution by Ot van Daalen - EDRi-member Bits of Freedom - Netherlands)