Belgium

Belgium: DPA updating its Recommendation on Direct Marketing – Provide your input before 31 July 2019!

Updated official guidance on direct marketing appears to be on the horizon: the Belgian Data Protection Authority has launched a public consultation on direct marketing, with a view to updating its Recommendation No. 02/2013 of 30 January 2013 on direct marketing. In its 2013 Recommendation, available in Dutch and French, the Belgian DPA covered several …

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Belgium: Newly appointed Belgian Data Protection Commissioner declares “I will not hesitate to issue fines to those not playing by the rules”

by Patrick Van Eecke & Gilles Hachez A little less than a month ago, the Belgian House of Representatives appointed the new commissioner and directors of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA), as we explained in our blogpost here. Today, little less than eleven months after the establishment of the DPA, the new commissioner, Mr …

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The new Belgian Data Protection Authority: leaner and (probably) meaner

Patrick Van Eecke and Peter Craddock On 25 May 2018, the Belgian Privacy Commission will be renamed “Belgian Data Protection Authority” (BDPA) and will gain the power to impose fines. This is part of a comprehensive reform approved by the Belgian Parliament on Thursday 16 November 2017. Among the changes, the BDPA will be headed …

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BELGIUM: Belgian DPA provides guidance on GDPR Article 30, publishing template for “Records of Processing Activities”

By Patrick Van Eecke and Buki Owa The Belgian Data Protection Authority recently published a template that can be used by organisations for meeting their Article 30 “Record of Processing Activities” obligation. From 25 May 2018 onwards, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will require each data controller and data processor to keep a record …

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