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 23, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced that it completed its consultation on transfers for processing and that the OPC’s current guidelines for processing personal data across borders—under which consent for transfers to data processors is not required—remain unchanged.
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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 August 12, 2019, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the “Dutch DPA”) announced its intent to approve Nederland ICT’s Data Pro Code (the “Code”), a code of conduct for the ICT sector. Nederland ICT represents data processors from the IT sector. Data processors that process personal data on behalf of and for a data controller can join this code of conduct. The draft decision of the Dutch DPA regarding the Code was published in the Official Journal of the Netherlands (the “Staatscourant”) on August 12 and interested parties have six weeks to submit their opinion on the draft decision.

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