Belgium; EU GDPR

Belgium: Belgian Data Protection Authority issued 59 sanctions past 12 months

By Frederik Ringoot The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) used the GDPR second anniversary as a milestone to issue a news alert with statistics on the actions it has taken since May 2019 (figures from 25/05/2019 to 20/05/2020). Some statistics: Topic Statistics Reported data breaches 937 Information requests 4,438 Complaints (incl. mediation requests) 351 Requests …

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EU: European Court confirms journalism exception for citizen-journalists, but not in France?

By Patrick Van Eecke, Denise Lebeau-Marianna, Tiphaine Caulier and Laetitia Mouton Under European data protection law, journalists enjoy some regulatory exemptions when processing personal data for journalistic purposes, balancing the right to the protection of personal data with the principle of freedom of expression. A question which has however sparked some debate is whether so-called citizen …

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BELGIUM: Belgian Privacy Commission issues a 13 step plan for companies preparing for GDPR compliance

By Patrick Van Eecke, Charlotte Suffys and Senne Mennes Following a series of guidance published by fellow national DPAs, the Belgian Privacy Commission launched a 13 step GDPR-readiness roadmap to help companies processing personal data to start preparing themselves. The Privacy Commission will also create a GDPR-themed section on its website where data controllers and …

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