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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On June 12, 2019, Hunton Andrews Kurth and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) hosted a roundtable discussion in the firm’s Brussels office on the update of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers (“SCCs”). More than 30 privacy leaders joined together to discuss the challenges of the current SCCs and provide their insights on the updated versions. Hunton partner David Dumont led the discussion, while CIPL President Bojana Bellamy illuminated CIPL’s work in this area. The session also featured Cristina Monti, Policy Officer in the International Data Flows and Protection Unit of the EU Commission DG Justice and Consumers.

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On June 12, 2019, Hunton Andrews Kurth and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) will host a roundtable discussion in the firm’s Brussels office on the update of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers. The seminar will feature Ms. Cristina Monti, Policy Officer in the International Data Flows and Protection Unit of the EU Commission DG Justice and Consumers. Participants will:
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