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“Increasingly companies and public bodies are collecting more personal data about us. On the basis of this data, we are being profiled and our profile determines how we are treated or approached by these organisations. We live in a society in which ‘digital predestination’ is not an uncommon occurrence. This can prevent people from developing freely and making their own choices.” With these words, Jacob Kohnstamm, the Chairman of the Dutch data protection authority (Dutch DPA), today presented the annual report 2014 to the members of the Standing Committee on Security and Justice of the House of Representatives.