Netherlands: evidence obtained in breach of privacy law is inadmissible

The Dutch Supreme Court recently ruled that insurers have only a limited possibility to use evidence obtained in breach of privacy rules. This inadmissibility of evidence is in line with the recent trend of stricter civil law sanctioning for the violations of privacy law. In labour law cases, Dutch courts awarded immaterial damages to employees whose laptops and telephones have been searched by their employers in breach of privacy rules.

Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: Netherlands, court decision, court evidence, privacy

Posted on Saturday 17 October 2015

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