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March 21 2018

Belgium adopts privacy law reforms

Belgium's Parliament has passed legislation to create a Data Protection Authority to ensure that the DPA can fulfill its tasks under the GDPR.

The Law changes the structure and composition of the current Belgian Privacy Commission and replaces the existing sector committees with six new ones, including an Executive Committee that approves the DPA 's annual budget and strategy and management plan; a General Secretariat responsible for the daily operations of the DPA; a First Line Service for receiving complaints and requests made to the DPA; a Knowledge Centre for questions related to data processing; an Investigation Service; a Litigation Chamber; and a Reflection Board for non-binding advice.