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Belgian data protection authority imposes first fine for infringment of GDPR

Wednesday 29 May 2019 | 12:54 CET | News
The Belgian Data Protection Authority (GBA) has imposed its first fine since the GDPR went into effect. The administrative fine of EUR 2000 was imposed for the misuse of personal data for election purposes. The GBA noted that although the fine was modest, the message was not. The authority said companies must assume their responsibilities, especially if they have a government mandate.

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