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January 28 is European Privacy Day. On this day, in 1981, the Data Protection Treaty was signed in Strasbourg.

Privacy. The theme is more current than ever because of the rapidly digitizing society. New technical gadgets are useful. Think of the smart doorbell that is on the rise. As a municipality, we think about the consequences of using it. Even if we use digital technology ourselves, such as cameras or sensors. What is the municipality doing to protect your privacy? In this collection you will find information about what the municipality of Amsterdam and social partners are doing to guarantee privacy and which tools contribute to this. You will also find a selection of research reports on privacy from various knowledge institutions.

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The right to privacy is enshrined in Article 10 of The Constitution of the Kinkgdom of the Netherlands. 

  1. Everyone shall have the right to respect for his privacy, without prejudice to restrictions laid down by or pursuant to Act of Parliament.
  2. Rules to protect privacy shall be laid down by Act of Parliament in connection with the recording and  dissemination of personal data.
  3. Rules concerning the rights of persons to be informed of data recorded concerning them and of the use that is made thereof, and to have such data corrected shall be laid down by Act of Parliament.

The most important rules for handling personal data in The Netherlands are laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read here more about the Implementation Act of the General Data Protection Regulation. 

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Header image: Max Pixel - data privacy

Icon image: Max Pixel - data privacy

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