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Belgium simplifies the authorization procedure for binding corporate rules

Belgium - August 24 2011 On July 13, 2011, the Belgian Privacy Commission (the “Belgian DPA”) signed a Protocol with the Ministry of Justice which significantly simplifies the authorization procedure for binding corporate rules (“BCRs”) under Belgian law. 

Wim Nauwelaerts

Belgian Privacy Commission issues recommendation on mobile mapping

Belgium - January 12 2011 Earlier this month, the Belgian Privacy Commission (the "Belgian DPA") published its December 15, 2010 Recommendation on Mobile Mapping (Recommandation d'initiative en matière de Mobile Mapping, or "the Recommendation").

Wim Nauwelaerts

Data subjects to be informed of CCTV surveillance use

Lithuania - June 4 2009 On April 17, 2009, the Lithuanian Data Protection Agency (ADA) issued recommendations on video surveillance, specifying that the use of CCTV should be notified by data controllers, irrespective of whether or not the images collected are recorded in a file.

Dr. Jörg Hladjk, Christopher Kuner, Olivier Proust

Prosecutor’s office blocks website access

Belgium - June 4 2009 On April 22, 2009, the Belgian Public Prosecutor ordered 17 Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to a Dutch website (www.kinderporno.nl) that was disclosing the names and locations of individuals suspected of pedophile crimes.

Dr. Jörg Hladjk, Christopher Kuner, Olivier Proust

Spanish DPA issues internet user privacy recommendations

Spain - June 4 2009 On May 13, 2009, the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) issued extensive guidance with online privacy and security recommendations.

Dr. Jörg Hladjk, Christopher Kuner, Olivier Proust