Government of the Netherlands

By implementing the Omgevingswet, the government wants to simplify and combine the rules for spatial development. So that it will soon be easier to start building projects, for example. Digitalization contributes to increasing the ease of use and leads to a faster and better decision-making process. The Digital Environment Act System therefore provides information about the physical living environment and facilitates electronic traffic in the context of permit applications, reports and suchlike. The digital system is anchored in law. Paul conducted the DPIA on the laws and regulations and the Digital System for the Environment Act in 2018 and provided recalibrations in 2019 and 2020. The identified risks and recommended measures contributed to a clear demarcation of responsibilities between parties and better protection of personal data.