In the government sector budget cuts are an important issue, forcing local and central governments to find a smarter and more effective way to spend their budgets. At the same time, both citizens and the central government attach more requirements to the performance of local authorities. These increasing dynamics create fields of tension among authorities themselves and among authorities and their partners. These intertwined dynamics form the playing field for our lawyers and civil-law notaries.
Government & Privacy
Privacy is an issue that has been keeping the government practice very busy lately. Legislation is changing rapidly and one example is the European privacy regulation that came into force in 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the Netherlands, all authorities, businesses and organisations have to comply with this regulation before 25 May 2018.