Rivas Zorcggroep, a healthcare group providing home and hospital care in the Netherlands, announced on 24 February that a digital intrusion in their system led to the leak of 8,000 patients’ personal information.Read more
On 28 February, a data leak was announced at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), one of the Netherlands largest hospitals and foremost research institutions. Through a security breach at the hospital’s website contact form, the hacker successfully accessed personal patient data, such as names, contact information, social security and insurance numbers, and other medical details.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new set of guidelines by which the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission, intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). The regulation is currently in a two-year transition period and will officially be enacted 25 May 2018.Read more