Tim van Canneyt writes:
More than four months after the federal elections, the new Belgian government has finally been sworn in. In many respects, this centre-right government is unique and unlike any previous administration. For example, it’s the first government in 25 years not to feature a socialist party and the first coalition ever with only one French-speaking party. In this post, I’ll be discussing its unprecedented focus on privacy.
In addition to specific chapters on the protection of Privacy and on cyber security, the Coalition Agreement contains numerous other references to Privacy throughout. What’s more, for the first time ever, a ‘secretary of state’ for Privacy has been appointed (this is a member of the cabinet who is assigned and reports to one of the ministers).
Read more on FieldFisher Privacy and Information Law Blog.