How Dutch data protection law differs from the GDPR

The Dutch legislator has made extensive use of the so-called “opening clauses” of the GDPR. Among others, they provide for derogating provisions for data subjects’ rights and public authorities. The Dutch GDPR Implementation Act (Uitvoeringswet Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming) also specifies many provisions in the areas of health and employment.

In the following, you will find the additions and derogations to the GDPR on the most important topics of data protection companies need to know. If topics are not linked, there are no derogating or specifying provisions in the national data protection law.