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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 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

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

Belgian Privacy Commission Issues Recommendation on Data Protection Impact Assessment

The Belgian Privacy Commission (recently released a Recommendation (in French and Dutch) on Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) and the prior consultation requirements under Articles 35 and 36 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

The Recommendation aims to provide guidance on the core elements and requirements of a DPIA, the different actors involved and specific provisions.

Source: Belgian Privacy Commission Issues Recommendation on Data Protection Impact Assessment

Brussels court: Facebook must play by the Belgian privacy and cookie rules

In a judgement of Feb. 16, the Court of First Instance of Brussels has convicted Facebook for non-compliance with the Belgian privacy and cookie rules. The Court ordered Facebook to cease its current cookie use practices under forfeiture of an incremental penalty of 250.000 EUR per calendar day of non-compliance (with a maximum of 100 million EUR).

This is the provisional culmination of an intense legal battle between the Belgian Privacy Commission and Facebook, which started end of 2014 and which will likely continue before the Court of Appeal in the coming years.

Source: Brussels court: Facebook must play by the Belgian privacy and cookie rules

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to €100 million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.

In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally on Belgian citizens, including people who were not Facebook users themselves.

Source: Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

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