On May 2, 2018, the Belgian Privacy Commission (the “Belgian DPA”) published its Annual Activity Report for 2017 (the “Annual Report”), highlighting its main accomplishments for the past year.
In 2017, the Belgian DPA focused on the following topics:
EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The Belgian DPA issued a number of documents to help companies and organizations with their GDPR compliance efforts, including a Recommendation on internal register of processing activities and a template register, FAQs on Codes of Conduct, and a Recommendation on the appointment and role of a Data Protection Officer.
Facebook case. Despite the changes Facebook made on its cookies policy and practices following the 2015 Recommendation, the Belgian DPA considered that the social networking site did not obtain valid consent from the individuals concerned.
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