On January 16, 2024, the Belgian Supervisory Authority sanctioned a data broker for violating several provisions of the GDPR. In particular, the data broker processed personal data without an appropriate legal basis and in violation of its transparency obligation.
The more than 100-page decision explains that until July 2021 the data broker collected personal data from different sources and sold the data to interested third parties (“data delivery services”). The company also provided “data quality services” aimed at improving the quality and relevance of the personal data held by its clients. The relevant data were mainly used for advertising by postal mail.Continue Reading Belgian Supervisory Authority Sanctions Data Broker