Region: Belgium

Commission escalates Belgian DPA battle

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against Belgium relating to the dismissal of two senior members of the country’s data protection authority.

26 January 2023

Belgium opens the door to third party appeals

Belgium’s Constitutional Court has ruled that interested third parties can challenge decisions by the Belgian data watchdog, in a move that could increase pressure on the regulator from NGOs and competitors dissatisfied with investigative outcomes.

25 January 2023

IAB Europe pushes back on GDPR action plan approval

IAB Europe has expressed “grave concerns” over the Belgian data protection authority’s approval of the company’s action plan to resolve alleged privacy issues with its adtech framework.

12 January 2023

Belgian DPA validates IAB Europe action plan

The Belgian data protection authority has approved a six-month action plan for IAB Europe as the ECJ considers crucial questions in a case against the adtech association.

11 January 2023

Court reduces Belgian DPA’s penalties

A Belgian appeals court has reduced fines issued against two airports, and annulled a related penalty due to the regulator’s “inadequate” reasoning.

09 January 2023

Facebook leak almost triples Belgian regulator’s workload

Belgium’s data regulator saw an unprecedented increase in complaints and requests received in 2021, the watchdog’s latest annual report has shown.

21 November 2022

Resourcing issues pushes Belgian DPA to settlements

The Belgian data protection authority has settled with two companies over cookie infringements, citing a backlog of cases as the reason for not pursuing full enforcement action.

10 November 2022

ECJ rules on right to erasure from directories

The European Court of Justice has said data controllers must forward deletion requests to third-party controllers and inform relevant search engines.

27 October 2022

Belgian lawmakers fire two DPA directors

Belgium’s parliament has voted to dismiss two senior members of the country’s data protection authority – the latest development in a long-running saga over the independence of the regulator.

22 July 2022

ECJ upholds PNR processing

The European Court of Justice has cleared Belgian law that implements the controversial PNR Directive, but nonetheless set out rigorous requirements for its use.

21 June 2022

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