The Belgian secretary of state for privacy (De Backer) announced the GDPR implementation act earlier this month, however the act is yet to be submitted to the Parliament. Belgium is currently transposing the GDPR into national law, and is considering various exemptions. For instance, the age of 13 for consent of minors (instead of 16) is one of the considerations. The secretary of state also announced that it wants the implementation act to be very broad and open when it comes to exemptions concerning archiving statistics and scientific research in order to stimulate innovation.