Region: Belgium

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

Nauwelaerts moves to Alston & Bird

Former Sidley Austin partner Wim Nauwelaerts has joined Alston & Bird in Brussels.

03 October 2019

Squire Patton Boggs bolsters privacy practice

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted privacy specialist Rosa Barcelo to global co-chair of its data privacy and cybersecurity practice.

27 September 2019

Belgian watchdog fines retailer for minimisation failure

The Belgian data protection authority has imposed a €10,000 fine for collecting too much information from customers when setting up a loyalty card scheme.

20 September 2019

EU institutions back member states’ bulk interception

The European Data Protection Supervisor has joined the European Commission in largely backing national governments’ use of indiscriminate bulk interception, but said retention periods must be limited and some categories of data should be excluded from the regimes.

10 September 2019

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