Legislation & selfregulation

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) supervises compliance with legislation regulating the use of personal data.

The CBP primarily supervises compliance with and application of the Dutch Data Protection Act [Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (Wbp)], the Police Data Act [Wet politiegegevens (Wpg)] and the Municipal Database (Personal Files) Act [Wet gemeentelijke basisadministratie persoonsgegevens (Wet GBA)].

The CBP is convinced that self-regulation will contribute effectively to the achievement of the individual’s fundamental right to the protection of his privacy. As such, the Authority is promoting the appointment of a data protection officer and is encouraging companies to formulate a code of conduct for their branch of industry or sector.