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On February 2, 2022, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the ‘Belgian DPA’) imposed a number of sanctions against Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (‘IAB Europe’), for alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’) by its Transparency and Consent Framework (the ‘TCF’).
TCF is developed by IAB Europe, in partnership with IAB Tech…
While the GDPR compliance clock is ticking for companies, EU Member States have also been preparing for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which will become enforceable on May 25, 2018.
The GDPR will be directly applicable in all EU Member States without the need for implementing national laws. However, apart from the need to establish the supervisory authority, the GDPR provides Member States with the possibility to introduce more specific rules in a number of. This includes the areas of employment, sensitive personal data such as health data and in relation to the role of data protection officers.
Below is a survey of the GDPR guidance by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in several key Member States.
Continue Reading Survey of the National GDPR Implementation Laws of Key Member States
On 23 August 2017, a draft bill establishing a Data Protection Authority (Wetsontwerp tot oprichting van de Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit – Projet de loi portant creation d’Autorité de protection de données, “DPA Bill”) was introduced before the Belgian Parliament, as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The DPA Bill aims to reform the existing Commission for the Protection of Privacy (“Privacy Commission”) and covers the data protection authority (“DPA”)’s structural organization and competences. In addition to the DPA Bill, a second implementing bill covering the GDPR’s data processing principles and conditions is being prepared and will be introduced in the coming months.
Continue Reading New Belgian Data Protection Authority Bill Introduced