European Data Protection Digest

Commission Wants More Active Role

PRIVACY LAW—BELGIUM

October 24, 2013

Belgium’s Privacy Commission wants a more active role in checking whether organisations are breaching personal privacy, Expatica reports. While the commission will set up a special investigations team, “a change in the law will be needed before the team will be able to sanction those found to be violating privacy rules,” the report states. The Privacy Commission's Willem Debeuckelaere said, “We want to respond to the increase in complaints and the growing number of incidents.” While the Privacy Commission would like to collaborate with the Federal Police Computer Crime Unit and the Cyber Emergency team for its investigations, its first focus will remain privacy issues, the report states.
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