The highest court in the Netherlands has ordered that it is not mandatory to enter your license plate number when you park your car. Nevertheless, the municipality of Amsterdam is still handing out parking tickets, thereby violating the law.
After years of legal proceedings against the storage of fingerprints under the Passport Act — one of the gravest privacy violations in the Netherlands — Privacy First and 19 co-plaintiffs were declared inadmissible by the Dutch Supreme Court.
In a break-through verdict the district court of The Hague has rendered the Dutch Data Retention Act inoperative. The judge did so at the request of the Netherlands Committee of Jurists for Human Rights and six other civil society organizations.