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Tijdelijke Wet COVID-19 Justitie en Veiligheid: tijdelijke introductie van digitale zittingen/Temporary Dutch COVID-19 Justice and Security Act: Temporary Introduction of Digital Court Hearings (in Dutch and English)

(Read in English below.) Introductie Op 21 april 2020 heeft de Eerste Kamer het wetsvoorstel voor de Tijdelijke Wet COVID-19 Justitie en Veiligheid (de Spoedwet) aangenomen. De verwachting is dat de Spoedwet binnenkort in werking zal treden, waarschijnlijk al deze week. De Spoedwet past een groot aantal wetten aan waarmee voorgeschreven procedures en termijnen tijdelijk … Continue Reading

The Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Dutch Council of State Continues Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

In its ruling of 6 April 2020 the preliminary relief court of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (Afdeling Bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State) suspended the effect of a decision of the Municipal Executive of Rijswijk. Due to COVID-19-related measures, the president of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division opted to hear the … Continue Reading

Data Processing in Times of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance from EU and National Data Protection Authorities

Introduction As many countries reach the second stage of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, privacy protections may be relaxed under certain circumstances. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued a statement on the processing of personal data in this period of time, and several national data protection authorities have issued COVID-19 specific guidelines and … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Dutch Government Issues Emergency Measures for Employers and Entrepreneurs

On 17 March 2020, the Dutch government announced that exceptional economic measures must be taken in relation to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) crisis. Part of the measures entail the withdrawal of the Reduction of Working Hours Scheme (werktijdverkortingsregeling). Under the Reduction of Working Hours Scheme, it was possible for employers to apply for a permit … Continue Reading
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