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Hester de Vries

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Kennedy Van der Laan

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Privacy Group

Position

Partner and specialized in personal data, privacy law and data protection law and technology.

Career

Hester de Vries is one of the Dutch leading experts in data protection law. Prior to joining Kennedy Van der Laan in 2000 she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Information Technology and Law of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where she prepared her dissertation on the legal aspects of teleworking and electronic consumer services. After earning her doctorate, she worked at the University of Amsterdam as an expert member of the committee of the Social Economic Council that advised the Dutch Government on personnel tracking systems. Later, she became a senior policy officer at the Dutch Data Protection Authority, where her tasks included managing a major project on data processing in the financial sector. Hester’s practice is focused on the many aspects of data protection law and technology in the health care and financial sectors. Recently, Hester represented the Association of Health Care Providers for Health Care Communications (VZVZ) in civil proceedings on the merits initiated by the General Practitioners’ Association (Vereniging van Praktijkhoudende Huisartsen) against the National Exchange Point (Landelijk Schakelpunt (LSP)), the private restart of the national EPR. Earlier, she advised the top-5 banks in the Netherlands on several data protection issues, including customer profiling, blacklisting and international transmissions of personal data. During the past ten years she also advised the national card publisher and central back office system of the Dutch nationwide e-ticketing and e-payment system for public transport (public transport chip card) on all data protection issues, including contacts with the Dutch Data Protection Authority, shareholders (public transport organizations), the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and consumer organizations.

Member

- Editor of Professional journal Privacy and Information (Privacy & Informatie), the Professional Journal Computer Law (Computerrecht) and the online module Privacy, Kluwer - Chair of the Dutch Society for Privacy Law (Vereniging Privacy Recht) - Member of the Association for IT and Law (NvvIR)


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Kennedy Van der Laan

  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
    - Kennedy Van der Laan

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD