On July 30, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) imposed a €20,000 fine on Belgian telecommunications provider Proximus N.V. (“Proximus”) for several data protection infringements related to Proximus’ public directory. In particular, the claimant requested that Proximus remove his contact details from the public directory and inform other publishers of public directories not to publish his personal data. Despite informing the claimant that it was going to proceed accordingly, Proximus still published his personal data in its public directory and shared it with other publishers of public directories.

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On July 6, 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed a 830,000 euro fine on the Dutch Credit Registration Bureau for non-compliance with Articles 12 (2) and 12 (5) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation between May 2018 and March 2019.
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On July 14, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) imposed a €600,000 fine on Google Belgium SA (“Google”) for non-compliance with the right to be forgotten.

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On June 16, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed a fine on a company for unlawful and incorrect processing of personal data and non-compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s data subject rights provisions.
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On June 2, 2020, the European Data Protection Board announced that it had released a statement on restrictions on data subject rights in connection with the state of emergency in EU Member States amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On May 25 and May 26, 2020 respectively, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published two opinions on draft laws introducing COVID-19-related tracking initiatives.
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