The Court of Audit has sent a letter to the House of Representatives pointing out obstacles in the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) in the Netherlands. Implementing organizations are struggling with the AVG and this can lead to negative consequences for citizens. Recommendations are made to enable data sharing and pay attention to data sharing between implementers to prevent zoonoses and address healthcare fraud. The AVG provides room to process personal data, but there must be a legal basis before data can be shared or processed. The report emphasizes the need to incorp the trade-off between policy goals and citizen privacy as part of the way of working. If a new legal basis is needed, the Personal Data Authority may be asked to set conditions.Read the entire room letter here.