Belgian DPA Annual Report

Belgium's Data Protection Authority published its 2020 annual report. In addition to its focus on COVID-19 related matters, the DPA highlighted its continued progress on 2020-2025 priorities, such as comprehensive recommendation on data processed for direct marketing purposes, and its overall enforcement work. In addition to handing down its largest-ever fine of 600,000 euros, the DPA saw a more than 290% increase in complaints filed to the office while receiving 1,097 data breach notices.