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Cyber Security Awareness Month

The EU has designated October as the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). In this regard, the Center for Cyber security Belgium (CCB) and the Cyber Security Coalition (CSC) have announced a joint campaign to raise awareness around the problem of “phishing” in Belgium.

First penalty by Belgian Data Protection Authority

On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) imposed an administrative fine on a Belgian politician for a breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data flows between the EU and the UK in case of a No-Deal Brexit

Should the UK leave the EU without a deal what happens to the flow of data between the EU and the UK? Guidance from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) brings some clarity.

The Belgian UBO-Register in light of the privacy legislation

Corporate and other legal entities will need to comply with European and national privacy legislation when identifying and registering their UBOs.

Belgian data protection legislation for the private sector brought in line with the GDPR

Protection of trade secrets. Finally a legal framework.

The effective and efficient protection of trade secrets or know-how was quite challenging until recently, as there was no general legal framework for the protection of trade secrets in Belgian law.

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