New Data Protection Authority Act Published
On 10 January 2018, the act on the creation of the Data Protection Authority (the "Act") was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The Act will enter into force on 25 May 2018, except for the provisions relating to the appointment of members of the Executive Committee, the Knowledge Centre and the Dispute Resolution Body, which will enter into force on the publication date.
Thus, as from 25 May 2018, the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (the "Privacy Commission") will be replaced by the Data Protection Authority ("Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit"/"Autorité de protection des données").
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