Six months into the GDPR era, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has prepared an inventory of its actions.

In a message on its website, the DPA provides an overview of its activities in the first six months of application of GDPR, on the basis of some figures:

  • 317 data breaches were reported (compared to 13 in 2017). The health care, insurance, public administration and defence, telecommunications and BIPT sectors and the financial sector are among the most affected sectors.
  • 3,599 requests for information were submitted (compared to 2,145 in 2017).
  • 48 complaints were filed (compared to 76 in 2017).
  • 137 files for advice regarding legislation and regulation in preparation have been opened (compared to 44 in 2017).
  • 3,540 data protection officers have been notified to the DPA.

An interesting final observation is that the DPA has reportedly started its first inspections. To be continued…