Jacqueline van Essen specialises in data protection and privacy laws, rules and regulations. She advises about the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Dutch implementation law (Uitvoeringswet Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming), the Telecommunications Act (Telecommunicatiewet) e.g. concerning cookies and marketing as well as the Medical Treatment Contracts Act (Wet op de geneeskundige behandelingsovereenkomst).
Since 2001 Jacqueline advises both national and international clients on the widest range of privacy and data protection issues, including privacy statements, cyber security, structuring of international personal data transfers, marketing, cookies, whistle blowing policies, data protection provisions in contracts/general terms and conditions, data processing agreements, the monitoring of employees through new technologies, personnel and payroll administration, the processing of medical data, camera surveillance, data subjects' rights, the recording of telephone calls, mandatory notifications to the data protection authorities - in short, all activities involving the processing of personal data.
Jacqueline publishes regularly and gives courses in the field of privacy law. She is a member of the Association Privacy Law (Vereniging Privacy Recht) and the Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Informatietechnologie en Recht). Jacqueline is part of NautaDutilh's Benelux Data Protection & Privacy team, the blockchain team, as well as the cyber security team where she advises among other things about obligations to report personal data breaches and the privacy aspects of cybersecurity. Jacqueline has also been admitted as a member of the Association of Privacy Lawyers (Vereniging Privacyrecht Advocaten). This association is only open to members which are - demonstrably and extensively - specialised in the field of privacy law.
Jacqueline graduated in industrial engineering and management science from the Technical University of Eindhoven in 1998 and worked for a year as a project specialist. She graduated in Dutch law from the University of Tilburg in 2000 and joined NautaDutilh in 2001, since when she has also completed the Grotius Academy specialisation course on corporate litigation. Jacqueline was named associate partner in the firm in 2008, counsel in 2016 and became advisor in 2020.