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Belgium regulator fights Facebook over user tracking

A court in Belgium has instructed Facebook to put a halt to tracking users without obtaining the proper consents.

The social network has also been told to erase all information it has gathered on individuals who do not have Facebook accounts, after the Brussels Court of First Instance deemed that the company had harvested data illegally.

Source: Belgium regulator fights Facebook over user tracking

Facebook to Fight Belgian Ban on Tracking

Facebook is attacking a Belgian court order forcing it to stop tracking local users’ surfing habits, including those of millions who aren’t signed up to the social network.

The U.S. tech giant will come face to face with the Belgian data protection authority in a Brussels appeals court for a two-day hearing starting on Wednesday. The company will challenge the 2018 court order and the threat of a daily fine of 250,000 euros ($281,625) should it fail to comply.

Source: Facebook Attack of Belgian Case on Web Tracking Gets Hearing – Bloomberg

Belgian DPA Publishes Updated List of Processing Activities Requiring DPIA

The Belgian Data Protection Authority recently published (in French and in Dutch) the updated list of the types of processing activities which require a data protection impact assessment (“DPIA”).

Article 35(4) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) obligates supervisory authorities to establish a list of the processing operations that require a DPIA and transmit it to the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”).

The Belgian DPA asserts that this list is neither exhaustive nor final and could be modified in the future.

Source: Belgian DPA Publishes Updated List of Processing Activities Requiring DPIA

Belgian DPA provides first status update after six months of GDPR

The Belgian DPA has released a first status update six months after the GDPR became applicable. Some interesting statistics relate to the number of data breach notifications and complaints received. In the six months ‪since May 25th, the Belgian Data Protection Authority was notified of 317 data breaches (compared to last year when only 13 breaches were notified).

Full article: BELGIUM: Belgian DPA provides first status update after six months of GDPR

Belgium finalizes GDPR implementation: A practitioner’s view

Sept. 5, 2018, Belgium published the law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s substantive aspects in Belgium. In particular the law addresses the various areas of national divergence allowed by the GDPR.

Full article: Belgium finalizes GDPR implementation: A practitioner’s view

Belgium Publishes Law Adapting the Belgian Legal Framework to the GDPR

On September 5, 2018, the Law of 30 July 2018 on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. This is the second step in adapting the Belgian legal framework to the EU GDPR after the Law of 3 December 2017 Creating the Data Protection Authority , which reformed the Belgian Data Protection Authority.

Source: Belgium Publishes Law Adapting the Belgian Legal Framework to the GDPR

Belgium Publised Draft GDPR Implementation Legislation

Belgium’s Parliament published a draft law on June 12 that aims to bring the country’s data protection legislation in line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which became enforceable on May 25th.

Source: Belgium Publised Draft GDPR Implementation Legislation – Compliance Junction

Eight countries to miss EU data protection deadline

The EU starts enforcing its general data protection regulation on 25 May – but Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia won’t be ready. The delay will cause legal uncertainty.

Source: Eight countries to miss EU data protection deadline

Belgian Data Commissioner Issues GDPR White List and GDPR Black List for Processing Operations

The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy has created a set of recommendations which outline the way in which to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Specifically the Belgian Commission’s recommendations focus on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs). The Commission has published a Black List and a White List of processing operations.

Source: Belgian Data Commissioner Issues GDPR White List and GDPR Black List for Processing Operations – Compliance Junction

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