Evaluation of the Personal Data Protection Act Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Wbp BES)

Civil law and civil procedure / Personal data

Evaluation of the Personal Data Protection Act Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Wbp BES)

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On 10 October 2010 the country of the Netherlands Antilles was abolished and the constitutional structure of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was changed. Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten are now independent countries within the Kingdom. Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, (Caribbean Netherlands) have become part of the European Netherlands as public bodies.
When the Caribbean Netherlands became part of the European Netherlands, the Dutch Constitution also came into force there. Part of the Constitution is respect for personal privacy. The operation of the Strasbourg Data Convention and the Additional Protocol was also extended to the Caribbean Netherlands. These changes required the introduction of a legal regulation on the protection of personal data and the rights of data subjects. Therefore since 10 October 2010, the Personal Data Protection Act Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, or BES (Wbp BES) applies to the Caribbean Netherlands.
This research answers the following main question: How do the Wbp BES and the CBP BES work in view of the principles and objectives set out in the Act, what problematic issues are involved, how does the implementation of the Dutch General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) affect the processing and exchange of personal data between the European Netherlands, Caribbean Netherlands and the Caribbean countries and what recommendations can be made for the future given the problematic issues that have been identified?

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Winter, H., Ridderbos-Hovingh, Ch., Veen, Chr., Sacré, R.
University Groningen - Pro Facto, Excellent Government & Management Consultancy, WODC
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