Blog

Data Protection Officer: Mandatory for Your Company?

Written by Edwin Jacobs on Tuesday 8 November 2016 in the category Privacy & data protection with the tags , .

A Data Protection Officer is a position or role within an organisation. The Data Protection Officer oversees the processing of personal and privacy-sensitive information. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, many companies will be obliged to have appointed a Data Protection Officer.

Read more

Doing Business in Europe? Mandatory Data Protection Compliance in Every Single Country

Written by Edwin Jacobs on Monday 14 December 2015 in the category Privacy & data protection with the tags , , , , , , , , , .

What are the consequences of recent Facebook court cases for cross-border eCommerce business in the European Union? Here are three takeaways for every company doing business in Europe, from merchants selling goods or services online in Europe to cloud computing providers, social media platforms and many others.

Read more

EU Justice ministers give approval to data protection reform

Written by Edwin Jacobs on Tuesday 16 June 2015 in the category Privacy & data protection with the tags , , , .

On June 15th 2015 all justice ministers of the 28 member states met at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union and approved their common negotiating position on the new EU data protection regulation or “General Data Protection Regulation”. 

Read more

Data Privacy Day? Keep Calm and Call Your Lawyer

Written by Jos Dumortier and Edwin Jacobs on Thursday 29 January 2015 in the category Privacy & data protection with the tags , , , , .

The 28th of January 2015 was the annual Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day) intended to both raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. Earlier this month Professor Jos Dumortier was interviewed by Radio 1 (Hautekiet) about some hot topics in privacy and data protection.

Read more

New EU Data Protection Guidance on the Internet of Things

Written by Hans Graux on Sunday 12 October 2014 in the category Privacy & data protection with the tags , , .

The EU’s main data protection body, the Article 29 Working Party, recently published an Opinion on the application of European data protection rules to the Internet of Things. It shows an interesting evolution in the Working Party’s opinions as the priorities of the anticipated General Data Protection Regulation are now cautiously shining through. 

Read more