The Dutch data protection authority, the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, has published its midyear complaints report, which showed the number of privacy complaints in the Netherlands are increasing. The DPA had 15,313 complaints in the first half of 2019, which is a 59% increase from the total complaints in the prior half-year report. According to the report, the DPA completed more than 10,000 of the complaints, and 32% of complaints were related to violations of privacy rights. "The increase is huge," DPA Chairman Aleid Wolfsen said, noting the DPA is seeking solutions to better respond to all complaints with a limited staff. "Protecting your privacy is a fundamental right, it should never be a nuisance." (Original article is in Dutch.)
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