Interestingly, this time the BDPA did not act based on a filed complaint but carried out their investigation on its own initiative.
In its decision, the BDPA fined Jubel.be because:
Belgian Data Protection Authority sets example
In a press announcement to Belgian website standaard.be, the BDPA confirms that the intent of the investigation and fine was to set an example, pointing to the exemplary role that a legal information website should play.
In the same instance, the BDPA argued that most websites in Belgium are unlikely to comply with the rules as prescribed in this case.
The BDPA sends a clear message that it is not only the big players who are targeted, but every company must comply with the GDPR for cookies.
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