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The turmoil at Belgium’s data-protection watchdog and what it means for the EU
30 September 2022 00:00
The recent firing of two directors at Belgium’s Data Protection Authority has highlighted the challenge faced by EU member states in establishing truly independent privacy watchdogs, as they are required to do by the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation. After years of political infighting, Belgium now faces the challenge of rebuilding a regulator that can rise above the country’s often heated political fray and operate at arm’s length from government.