Complaints to the Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, increased 79% in 2019, Telecompaper reports. Approximately 29% of complaints involved a reported privacy violation and 15% involved personal data being shared with third parties. Sixty-seven percent of complaints were resolved. Of the 27,800 complaints in 2019, 138 resulted in investigations and 25 of those led to penalties for violations uncovered. While it would like to launch more investigations, the AP said it does not have the resources to do so.
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