Secretary of State Tommelein weighs in on Safe Harbour decision to Privacy Platform


Bart Tommelein, Secretary of State for Privacy, is satisfied that the decision of the EU Court of Justice regarding Safe Harbour for data coming from Europe confirms the position of Belgians before the court.

He highlighted in particular:

  • That all European legislation must respect the Charter of Fundamental rights (in particular regarding the right to privacy)
  • That a Safe Harbour doesn’t eliminate the competence of national privacy authorities for carrying out investigations
  • That national authorities must be able to assess over time and across events how compatible the Safe Harbour decision is with fundamental rights.

You can read the letter of Secretary Tommelein to the Privacy Platform, which BELTUG is a part of, in Dutch or French.

>>> Back to overview