As per January 1, 2018, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, AP) appointed four new directors as part of their efforts to prepare for the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take place on May 25 2018. As per this date, the AP will have additional tasks and commands, for instance the task of handling complaints from citizens, as well as maintaining collaboration on a European level.