Region: Belgium

Conflict at Belgian data regulator reaches parliament

A Belgian parliamentary committee is set to hear grievances leveled at David Stevens, the head of the country’s Data Protection Authority.

20 October 2020

IAB presses on with code of conduct efforts despite damning report

A leading adtech body is going ahead with code of conduct efforts for its transparency and consent framework, in spite of a recent regulatory report claiming it may not comply with the GDPR.

20 October 2020

ECJ blocks bulk data harvesting but allows targeted collection

The EU’s top court has confirmed that member states cannot order telecoms providers to indiscriminately harvest data for national security purposes, but ruled the practice can continue in exceptional circumstances.

06 October 2020

Regulators loom large over covid-19 data sharing efforts

European data protection authorities continue to play a significant watchdog role during the coronavirus pandemic, with Belgian and Dutch regulators chiding their governments’ data-sharing efforts and the Italian watchdog greenlighting its country’s contact tracing app.

02 June 2020

GDPR roundup: fines, TikTok, Apple, covid-19 and more

European data regulators appear to be making good on their promise to continue their work, with a noticeable uptick in enforcers’ activity across the continent.

21 May 2020

Time to review your DPO appointment?

Linklaters Brussels partner Guillaume Couneson unpacks a recent Belgian regulatory decision on the independence of data protection officers – a key GDPR compliance issue.

07 May 2020

GDPR certification ball starts rolling

Companies may soon be able to mark their processes as being GDPR-compliant and partially shield themselves from enforcement, as at least six European data protection authorities push forward with certification and code of conduct plans.

04 March 2020

ECJ advocate-general sides with activists on bulk data interception

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has urged the court to rule that indiscriminate mass retention of metadata for national security purposes violates EU law.

15 January 2020

Belgian watchdog tussles with ICANN over data access

The organisation responsible for overseeing internet domain names is in talks with Belgium’s data watchdog over the best way to protect personal data – while still allowing access to vital information about who owns websites.

18 December 2019

ECJ asked to weigh in on spat over porn download data

An Antwerp court has asked the ECJ to decide whether pornography copryright holders’ ability to protect their intellectual property outweighs the privacy rights of those accused of illegally downloading the films.

08 October 2019

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