In december 2012 the Authority will celebrate its 20th anniversary, since the Privacy Act establishing the European Data Protection Authority entered into force on 8 December 1992. On the occasion of this anniversary, it is organising a seminar on electronic archiving on Privacy Day, 28 January 2013.
"Cybersurveillance", particularly employer surveillance of internet and e-mail use of employees remains very topical. In this context the Authority has drafted a legal report and a series of practical and legal recommendations, which are subject to public consultation. At end of the consultation round, together with the Law Science, Technology & Society Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Centre de recherche informatique, droit et société of the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix from Namur, it would like to exchange views on these documents with all stakeholders. We would therefore like to invite anyone with an interest in the topic to participate in this exchange during the "cybersurveillance" seminar on 16 December 2011.
On 23 November 2010 the Belgian Authority is organising an international conference on privacy and scientific research. The conference will take place in the context of the Belgian EU presidency in 2012 and is intended for various target groups: European data protection authorities first of all, but also national and international academics and researchers.