Insights & news

Implementation of GDPR in Belgium | New Data Protection Law

  • 05/09/2018
  • Articles

Today, on 5 September 2018, the new Belgian Data Protection Law, which brings Belgian national law in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, was published in the Belgian Official Journal. The new Belgian Data Protection Law immediately enters into force with this publication.

In the enclosed memorandum, we discuss the most important highlights of the new Belgian Data Protection Law for companies within the private sector.

Key contacts

Related practice areas

Related insights

Sign up for updates
    • 21/09/2020
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2020, No. 8

    The August 2020 issue of our Belgian Business Law newsletter reporting on the latest developments in a range of areas, including competition, data protection, intellectual property and labour law

    Read more
    • 13/08/2020
    • Newsletters

    VBB on Belgian Business Law, Volume 2020, No. 7

    The July 2020 issue of our Belgian Business Law newsletter reporting on the latest developments in a range of areas, including competition, data protection, intellectual property and labour law.

    Read more
    • 23/07/2020
    • Articles

    Court of Justice of European Union Invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield

    On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgment in the Facebook Ireland and Schrems case (C-311/18, Schrems II case). The CJEU invalidated Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Privacy Shield. The CJEU ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield does not provide adequate protection and can therefore no longer serve as a legal instrument permitting the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. As a result, transfers of personal data between the EU and the US that rely on the EU-US Privacy Shield are now illegal. However, the CJEU considered that Commission Decision 2010/87 on standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries is valid and can be relied upon, provided that the applicable legislation does not prevent the recipient from complying with its contractual obligations under the SCCs. Please click below to read a note summarizing the CJEU's judgment.

    Read more

Subscribe to our updates

Please select the practice areas you are interested in: *