A long-awaited bill to amend the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens) ("PDPA") has recently been submitted to the lower chamber of the Dutch parliament (the Tweede Kamer). The aim of the bill is to reduce the costs and administrative burden of compliance with the PDPA and to rectify a number of technical legislative errors. In addition, a few other changes are proposed. Although this bill represents an improvement in a number of respects, it is nevertheless something of a disappointment. This is because it does not solve all of the practical problems in the PDPA and, in fact, appears to give rise to an increased burden with regard to some points.