General Data Protection Regulation

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The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.[1]



In the Netherlands, Dutch MP Pieter Omzigt, revealed in parliament in 2019, that the GDPR was used by governments to take the data from it to send it to entities such as housing corporations and private unions and be utilized to gain more information whether a person was entitled to certain social security. The government of Mark Rutte fell[2] in 2021 because of these methods in a Dutch Child Benefits Scandal.[3]


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