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The 25 May 2021 marks the third anniversary of the GDPR coming into force. As we have moved from preparation for the GDPR to business as usual compliance with the GDPR, regulators have focused on various issues in different jurisdictions. Although we are now three years into compliance with the GDPR being part of our day to day operations, it is clear that interpretation and expectations regarding compliance from the courts and regulators continue to…

Happy Data Protection Day! The 28 January each year is celebrated as Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2021, we have summarised some of the key trends and developments in the EU, UK and beyond from a data protection perspective and looking ahead to what to expect for 2021. You can jump to specific country…

In April this year, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) announced the outcome of its investigation on loot boxes against three major companies from the gaming sector. The BGC found the investigated loot box mechanisms to be in violation with existing Belgian gambling laws by applying a very broad gambling definition (summary and comments here). The BGC also stated that “[g]iven the fact that only four games were examined, the problem might be bigger” and recommended a…

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is attracting an increasing amount of attention (and concern) as the clock ticks ever-closer to implementation in 2018.Belgium’s Data Protection Authority (“Privacy Commission”) is among the first European data protection authorities to issue guidance on the record of processing activities under Article 30 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Published on June 14, 2017, the guidance instructs data controllers and data processors on setting up a record of…