On 19 February 2013, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens, the "CBP") published its new guidelines on the protection of personal data. These guidelines will replace earlier guidelines published in 2001. The guidelines will enter into effect on 1 March 2013. By that date, companies must have complied with a "Plan-Do-Check-Act" cycle, and their processing agreements (if any) must address the subjects specified in the guidelines.
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