Belgian Council of State confirmed a decision of the regional Flemish Authorities to contract with an EU branch of a U.S. company using Amazon Web Services (“AWS”).
Commission opens an infringement procedure against Belgium on the independence of its Data Protection Authority
The Commission sent formal notice to Belgium for violating Article 52 of the GDPR, which states that the DPA shall be independent.
Europe’s top court is set to rule on whether national regulators can reach across borders.
The Belgian regulator’s ability to act independently is in doubt because several of its officials are also affiliated with the government.
Belgian Constitutional Court annulled the framework set forth by the Law of 29 May 2016 requiring telecommunications providers to retain electronic communications data in bulk.
The Belgian DPA has imposed a fine of 50,000 euro on the company Family Service for various breaches of the GDPR.
Digital fingerprints on ID cards – no violation of the right to privacy, says Belgian Constitutional Court
Court ruled that the inclusion of digital fingerprints on ID cards does not violate the fundamental right to respect for private life, thereby providing clarity on a heavily criticized matter and setting an important precedent.
In Belgium a tangible risk now exists for collective redress actions as Belgian law contains a comprehensive – and from a European perspective – unique class action scheme in its Code of Economic Law.
On October 29, 2020, the non-governmental organization co-founded by privacy activist Max Schrems, None of Your Business (NOYB), announced it can now file representative actions and claim damages on behalf of consumers for violations of various laws regarding consumer protection (including data protection law) in Belgium. The Belgian Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs […]