First Belgian GDPR sanction: DPA fines mayor EUR 2,000


On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) announced the imposition of the first General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine in Belgium. A mayor was fined EUR 2000 for the misuse of personal data for electoral campaign purposes. The DPA's decision suggests that GDPR compliance applies to all data controllers, and most certainly to those with a public mandate. According to the opinion, citizens expect a mayor to be aware of the GDPR and to comply with its obligations. To read more: Click here