An Overview of Information Policy in the Netherlands
Written for Information Policy at UMSI, October 2013

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The Netherlands has pivoted from a traditional information policy approach to a more flexible citizen-oriented approach in the last decade. In the copyright sector, legislation is adapting to new technology and open norms are being discussed to allow more flexibility. Digital markets are centralizing their processes through the Authority for Consumers and Markets. The Netherlands leads the EU on privacy legislation to secure citizens’ personal data while requiring increasing amounts for government use. Digital government programs are increasing visibility in many traditional and non-traditional sectors. Each area has complex conflicts between government, business, and constituent interests so the Netherlands is adapting to solve problems creatively.

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