May 23, 2018
Cybercrime in the Netherlands

Cybercrime in the Netherlands

Introduction Some of you probably know that as a hobby I publish books in translation from Eastern European languages into English and Dutch – One of my recent publications is the book written by a prominent Russian attorney Anatoly Kucherena, who has been handling the case of Snowden in Russia. The author has written a book based on the true story of his client Edward Snowden – Time of the Octopus, which has become the basis for the script […]
March 6, 2018

Email addresses and the scope of the GDPR

On the 25th of May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. With the instalment of the GDPR, protection of personal data becomes increasingly important. Companies have to take account of more and stricter rules with regard to data protection. However, various questions arise as a result of the instalment of the GDPR. For companies, it may be unclear which data are considered to be personal data and fall underneath the scope of the GDPR. This is […]
February 23, 2018

General terms and conditions: what you need to know

When you buy something in a web shop – even before you have had a chance to pay electronically – you are often asked to tick a box by which you declare to agree with the general terms and conditions of the web shop. If you tick that box without having read the general terms and conditions, you are one of many; hardly anybody reads them before ticking. However, this is risky. General terms and conditions may contain unpleasant content. […]
February 17, 2018
Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures in The Netherlands and in Ukraine

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures in The Netherlands and in Ukraine

Introduction In our rapidly digitalizing society, the risks with regard to money laundering and terrorist financing become increasingly bigger. For organizations it is important to be aware of these risks. Organizations have to be very accurate with compliance. In the Netherlands, this especially applies to institutions which are subject to obligations which derive from the Dutch Law on prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing (Wwft). These obligations are installed in order to detect and combat money laundering and terrorist […]
February 7, 2018

Liability of directors in The Netherlands

Introduction Starting a company of your own is an attractive activity for a lot of people and comes with several advantages. However, what (future) entrepreneurs seem to underestimate, is the fact that founding a company also comes with disadvantages and risks. When a company is founded in the form of a legal entity, the risk of liability of directors is present. A legal entity is a separate legal body with a legal personality. Therefore, a legal entity is able to […]