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DPA reprimands hospital for violating employee's access and information rights
  • Belgium
  • 18 September 2020

The Litigation Chamber of the Data Protection Authority recently issued a reprimand to a hospital for its violation of an employee's access and information rights regarding an audit, which had led to the employee's dismissal. Specifically, the hospital had refused the employee access to the external expert's audit report which had formed the basis of its decision to dismiss the employee.

DPA fines social media platform for data processing during referral programme
  • Belgium
  • 03 July 2020

The Belgian Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined a social media platform €50,000 for processing personal data during the scope of a referral programme without an appropriate legal basis. This decision is particularly relevant because it was rendered on the basis of the one-stop-shop mechanism and all of the national authorities concerned validated the DPA's reasoning.


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