Region: Belgium

TikTok: EDPB binding decision process breaches EU law

TikTok has challenged the compatibility of the European Data Protection Board dispute resolution mechanism with EU fundamental rights.

28 November 2023

ECJ rules on right to judicial review of authority decisions

The European Court of Justice has said that actions by regulators that exercise data subjects’ rights on their behalf are subject to judicial review.

17 November 2023

Romain Robert: the exit interview

Noyb programme director Romain Robert has been a key part of the team that has gone from being known as “privacy fundamentalists” to the “28th data protection authority” over the past five years. At the end of his three-year tenure at the NGO, he tells GDR about what GDPR issues need further work, the state of civil society, and the future of enforcement.

11 August 2023

Noyb challenges Belgian cookie banner settlements

Noyb has filed a second round of complaints against Belgian news websites over unlawful cookie banners after the national regulator settled prior investigations without orders to remedy the alleged violations.

19 July 2023

Belgian newspaper anonymisation order survives ECHR challenge

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an anonymisation order against a Belgian newspaper does not violate its freedom of expression.

05 July 2023

Legitimate interest lessons in the Meta GDPR/antitrust judgment

Practitioners say the European Court of Justice’s restriction of the availability of legitimate interest for personalised advertising may not affect certain types of advertising – although alternatives may prove more workable.

05 July 2023

Belgian law enforcement directive transposition unlawful, ECJ told

A European Court of Justice lawyer has concluded that Belgium’s transposition of the law enforcement directive is inadequate, as it prevents data subjects from challenging the decisions of police regulators charged with exercising their data rights.

16 June 2023

Wilson Sonsini hires ex-CNIL official in Brussels

Yann Padova, former CNIL secretary general and Baker McKenzie partner, has joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Brussels privacy practice.

15 June 2023

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

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