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Company fined 50.000 euros for having an in-house Data Protection Officer with a conflict of interest


  • 13 mei 2020
  • Seminaries & Publicaties
Mireille Buydens, Martine Berwette & Hans Dhondt
Company fined 50.000 euros for having an in-house Data Protection Officer with a conflict of interest

In its decision 18/2020 of 28 April 2020, the dispute chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority fined a company because its head of compliance, audit and risk also assumed the role of the organization’s Data Protection Officer (DPO). According to the dispute chamber, this combination of roles creates a conflict of interest and therefore constitutes an infringement of Article 38 (6) GDPR.

Mireille BuydensMartine Berwette and Hans Dhondt comment the decision in the document below.


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