The topics we deal with every day
In general: the processing of personal data
We are not always aware of our personal data being processed, but these processing operations play an important part in our everyday lives: in public administration as well as in healthcare, social security, telecommunication, financial services and direct marketing.
But what are personal data exactly? And which types of processing operations exist? By whom and why? More information can be found in this section.
The Privacy Commission regularly receives questions on specific contexts or themes. These are looked into in our theme sections, containing a wealth of concrete information.
Some data are so delicate they can only be processed in specific cases.
The Privacy Act establishes that for those who process data it is also compulsory to protect them appropriately.
Apart from the rights and duties provided for by the Privacy Act, it is also omportant that the personal data themselves meet certain conditions.
The different rights
For the processing of personal data the Privacy Act provides for different rights, such as a right to access your data and have them rectified, as well as the right to object to the processing of your data.
Cross-border transfers of personal data
In an age of globalisation data are transferred abroad ever more often, especially within multinationals. There are a few restrictions, however.
All data processing operations notified to the Privacy Commission, have been included in the public register.
Before controllers start a data processing operation, they have to notify it to the Privacy Commission.
- In general
- Theme sections
- Sensitive data
- Information security
- Data quality
- The different rights
- Cross-border transfers
- Public register