Why you should appoint a DPO even if you aren’t actually obliged to do so

Pursuant to the GDPR, organisations are obliged to appoint a DPO in certain cases. If you’d like to know whether you are obliged to appoint a DPO, you can use our DPO checker tool. But appointing a DPO can still be of immense benefit to you,…

Why it is better to outsource the Data Protection Officer (DPO)’s duties

The GDPR explicitly provides that a Data Protection Officer can be an external consultant. The advantage to this is that he is able to act independently and with the necessary detachment in respect of your company. Dismissal of the DPO Moreover,…
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How you should prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Before you start preparing for the GDPR and its implementation, it is important to find out whether you come under its scope of application. Most companies and individuals use automation to process personal data, or they do it manually in…

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): these are the 5 major obligations in this European law

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European “law” that will enter into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR applies to companies and government bodies. It concerns the protection and management of personal data of website…

The five major differences between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy Act

The GDPR and the Privacy Act both relate to the processing of personal data. The new European ‘law’, i.e. the GDPR, will eventually replace the obsolete Belgian law in the future. The five major differences between the two are…

What you have to know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming AVG in Dutch) is a European ‘law’ on personal data protection. It is a new ‘law’ and…

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