In May 26, 2017, the Belgian Privacy Commission (the “Belgian DPA”) published its Annual Activity Report for 2016 (the “Annual Report”) highlighting its main accomplishments from the past year.
In 2016, the Belgian DPA focused on the following topics:
- EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The GDPR was enacted in May 2016 and will come into force in May 2018. The Belgian DPA initiated a number of projects to help companies and public organizations prepare for the GDPR. Such projects include, inter alia, the publication of a 13-Step Plan, a thematic dossier and FAQs on its website, as well as guidelines and recommendations that contribute to the interpretation of the GDPR.
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