Apr 302019
 April 30, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes:

On April 25, 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) published its Annual Activity Report for 2018 (the “Annual Report”), highlighting the main developments and accomplishments of the past year.

New Authority

On May 25, 2018, the Belgian Privacy Commission became the Belgian DPA. The Belgian DPA is now composed of an Executive Committee and five bodies: the Knowledge Center, the Litigation Chamber, the Investigation Service, the General Secretariat and the Front Office.

Two new laws came into effect to create and reinforce the powers of the Belgian DPA as an investigation and sanctioning body: the Law of 3 December 2017, creating the Data Protection Authority, and the Law of 30 July 2018 on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data, adapting the Belgian legal framework to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

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