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VoetbalTV’s ‘legitimate interests’ Dutch data fine overturned, but questions remain (update*)

By Sam Clark and Cynthia Kroet
  • 27 Jul 2022 11:09
  • 27 Jul 2022 12:31
A controversial data protection fine against a Dutch football television channel has been overturned — but wider questions about the interpretation of the General Data Protection Regulation’s “legitimate interests” rule have been left unanswered.

The Dutch Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, ruled today that VoetbalTV does not have to pay

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

Cynthia Kroet

Senior Correspondent

Cynthia covers technology and telecom for MLex in Brussels. She previously reported on EU politics and transport policy, as well as Dutch and Belgian politics at newspaper European Voice and publication Politico in Brussels. Prior to that Cynthia worked as a TV and radio producer and multimedia journalist in the Netherlands and UK. Cynthia has degrees in European Studies and Journalism from The Hague University and Leiden University.

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