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HOW ARE DATA PROTECTION LAWS ENFORCED IN BELGIUM?

The Belgian enforcement agency that is responsible for privacy and data protection is the DPA. It has general power of investigation with respect to any type of processing of personal data, and it may file a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor. It may also institute a civil action before the president of the court […]


COLLECTION STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF DATA IN BELGIUM

In what circumstances can personal data be collected, stored and processed in Belgium? Thomas Daenens and Steven De Schrijver from Astrea discuss how the collection of personal data must be transparent, the person wishing to collect the data must clearly state the exact purpose for which the data will be collected and the data controller […]


BELGIUM ADOPTS LAW REFORMING THE BELGIAN PRIVACY COMMISSION

The Belgium Parliament has passed legislation to create a Data Protection Authority to ensure that the DPA can fulfill its tasks under the GDPR. The Law changes the structure and composition of the current Belgian Privacy Commission and replaces the existing sector committees with six new ones, including an Executive Committee that approves the DPAs […]


BELGIAN PRIVACY COMMISSION ISSUES PRIORITIES AND THEMATIC DOSSIER TO PREPARE FOR GDPR

The Belgian Data Protection Authority recently published a 13-step guidance document that will help organizations prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The steps include awareness; internal records; privacy notice; individuals’ rights; access requests; legal basis; consent; children’s personal data; data breach; data protection by design and data protection impact assessments; data protection officer; […]


Belgian Privacy Commission Issues Priorities and Thematic Dossier to Prepare for GDPR

The Belgian Data Protection Authority recently published a 13-step guidance document that will help organizations prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The steps include awareness; internal records; privacy notice; individuals’ rights; access requests; legal basis; consent; children’s personal data; data breach; data protection by design and data protection impact assessments; data protection officer; […]


New Approval Process for Data Transfer Agreements in Belgium

The Belgian Privacy Commission and Ministry of Justice have executed a protocol that puts in place a new approval process for data transfer agreements (DTA). For customized DTA, it brings considerable improvement, but unfortunately it also adds a layer of administrative burden in relation to the use of the EU Model Clauses. The Protocol now […]




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