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Registration Dutch Privacy Awards 2019 open!

Retrieved from 28 January 2019 (European Privacy Day), the Privacy First Foundation will host the annual Dutch Privacy Awards awarded.

There are four categories for which entries can be nominated:

  1. category Consumer solutions (from businesses for consumers)
  2. category Business solutions (within a company or business-to-business)
  3. category Government services (from government for citizens)
  4. Incentive Award for a pioneering technology or person.

"The Privacy Award is the most important award in the Netherlands for organisations and companies that want to deal with privacy in a positive way. Privacy as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. This year, the jury will put extra emphasis on the fact that privacy should be more than informed-consent and giving control to citizens. Much more in fact", said Bart van der Sloot, chairman of the independent jury.

Conditions for participation

A prerequisite for participation is that you are already working on your privacy innovation. You have passed the idea stage and can already show something of the project in progress. With your project, you provide inspiration to other organisations so that privacy is not seen as an obstacle, but as an opportunity!

The first selection consists of a screening on which the following will be dealt with:

(a) Having a privacy officer (FG, PO) in the organisation

(b) Application of a privacy policy

(c) Application of risk analysis(s)

d) Privacy awareness in the organisation

(e) An insightful privacy policy and communication thereof.

Then the contestants who are nominated are screened for things like:

f) Innovative ability: the product, process or service offers a privacy novelty and has not yet been technically and/or commercially proven in the market;

g) Social impact: the innovation contributes to privacy and benefits the protection of personal data and the individual;

h) Focus: the product, process or service adds significant value to the market/consumer;

i) Self-reliance: the product, process or service is economically realisable within a realistic timeframe (ca 3 years). There is a business model.

There is also the possibility that the jury will make an announced (confidential) company visit to the nominee.

Determining the nominees

Organisations may until Sunday 14 October 2018 apply for the Awards by sending an email with a brief explanation about the relevant Privacy Project and answer to points (a) to (i) above to Privacy First at Appearance early December 2018 you will hear whether you are among the nominees. If you are nominated, you will receive an invitation from Privacy First to prepare a short pitch during the Awards ceremony.

Rules pitch

● Maximum 3 minutes

● You will use a Powerpoint presentation (up to 3 sheets)

● The presentation will include at least the following items:

o Organisation name

o Privacy project description

o Target and results achieved.


The jury consists of independent privacy experts from various sectors:

> Bart van der Sloot, senior researcher, Tilburg University (jury chairman)
> Bas Filippini, founder and chairman Privacy First
> Paul Korremans, data protection & security professional, Comfort Information Architects
(also board member Privacy First)
> Marie-José Bonthuis, owner IT's Privacy
> Esther Janssen, lawyer Information Law and Fundamental Rights, Brandeis office
> Esther Keymolen, technology philosopher, TILT, Tilburg University
> Matthijs Koot, senior security specialist, Secura BV
> Marc van Lieshout, senior researcher TNO and business director PI.lab
> Wendeline Sjouwerman, privacy specialist local government and healthcare.

To ensure that the election of the Awards is objective, the jury is not allowed to judge an entry from its own organisation.

Privacy First organises the Dutch Privacy Awards With support from Democracy & Media Foundation, in collaboration with ECP. Click HERE for an impression of the 2018 Dutch Privacy Awards. Would you like to become a partner or sponsor of the Dutch Privacy Awards? Then please contact on with Privacy First!

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