Region: Belgium

Belgian regulator bans FATCA US transfers

Belgium’s data protection regulator has found that transfers of nationals’ personal data under US anti-offshore tax evasion rules breach the GDPR.

25 May 2023

Judge raises further questions on Austrian Post case

A Belgian judge has warned that a highly-anticipated European Court of Justice ruling on non-material damages will lead to more questions about GDPR private enforcement.

24 March 2023

Belgian regulator pauses adtech change implementation

The Belgian data protection authority has put IAB Europe’s implementation of its action plan on hold on the eve of a court hearing.

15 March 2023

Belgian court overturns regulator’s decision in employment dispute

A Belgian appeals court has struck down a fine issued by the data regulator against a company director who processed an ex-employee’s data in a legal dispute against him.

20 February 2023

IAB Europe appeals action plan approval

IAB Europe has appealed against the Belgian regulator’s decision to approve the company’s plan to address the issues raised by the authority in a February 2022 decision, arguing that any changes should be put on pause pending upcoming ECJ decisions.

13 February 2023

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

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