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The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will apply on May 25th 2018. The main objectives of this new European law are:

  • to give citizens back control over their personal data
  • to harmonise the law across the European Union

The GDPR defines that:

  • citizens have well described rights
  • both the controller and the processor of personal data are accountable
  • you must take organisational and technical measures to safely process personal data
  • you must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) if you regularly and systematically monitor data subjects or process sensitive personal data on a large scale

The maximum fine for a single breach is set to 20 million euros or 4% of annual worldwide turnover.

There is a lot of information about the GDPR. We provide you with a few interesting links

  • The official version of the GDPR, you can download in English or in other languages.
  • Information about the GDPR from the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) is available in Dutch en French