On April 28, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed a €50,000 fine on a company for non-compliance with the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation related to the appointment of a data protection officer.
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On February 10, 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published its Recommendation on data processing activities for direct marketing purposes. The Recommendation aims to clarify the complex rules relating to processing personal data for direct marketing purposes.
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On September 17, 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) imposed a fine of EUR 10,000 on a shop for the disproportionate use of customers’ electronic identity cards (the “eIDs ”) – a national identification card.

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On August 21, 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published a press release informing of its intention to further investigate a data breach that was notified by Adecco Belgium, a temporary employment agency.
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