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Belgium Temporarily Suspend Public Access to UBO Register — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

Belgium's Federal Public Service (SPF) Finance has published a notice on its Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Register page announcing that access for members of the general public to information on beneficial owners is temporarily suspended. Access has been suspended in light of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment finding that public access to ultimate beneficial ownership registry information seriously violates the right to privacy and the protection of personal data (previous coverage). It is also noted that access for competent authorities and obliged entities is maintained.