On October 3rd 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted its draft of ‘Guidelines on Personal data breach notification under Regulation 2016/679 [General Data Protection Regulation]’. Even though the document is still open for comments by stakeholders until November 28th, this article takes a preliminary look at the guidelines’ main takeaways and recalls upon data breach obligations arising from other instruments that payment -, communication- and internet service providers might also have to comply with.
EEMA, the leading independent not for profit, European think tank focussing on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things and mobile applications, has presented Jos Dumortier with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ecommerce merchants, PSPs, fintech companies and financial institutions use big data technologies to improve customer intelligence, reduce risk, and meet regulatory objectives. For all companies doing business in Europe, including those based in the US or elsewhere outside the EU, it is crucial to align business operations with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into force on 25 May 2018.
In 2017, time.lex and CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) performed an interesting study for the European Parliament (EP) Research Service regarding the possible introduction of a mandatory guarantee for the lifespan of certain products in the EU consumer legislation framework.
On June 14th, 2017 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) confirmed that Internet Access Providers (IAPs) can be obliged to block the domain names and IP addresses of the online sharing platform The Pirate Bay (TPB).
On Wednesday, June 28 at Money20/20 Europe, the four founding members Edwin Jacobs from time.lex, Benjamin May from Aramis, Frank Müller from Aderhold and Arno Voerman from Van Doorne officially launched their pan-European network of lawyers: the FinTech Lawyers Network (FLN).
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has drafted recommendations aiming to provide guidelines for institutions on cloud computing. They are addressed to, in specific, credit institutions, investment firms and public authorities.
A law firm can’t exist without satisfied clients. That’s why we’re proud of the fact that our clients rewarded us with prestigious scores in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners law firm rankings.
DECIDE is a project funded under the EU’s horizon 2020 programme that will stimulate the creation and deployment through the use of its systems of applications, which are so designed that they can distribute their constituting components over heterogeneous cloud resources, sometimes provided by different cloud service providers, while still holding all the functional, business and non-functional properties declared in their respective Service Level Agreements (further: SLAs).
time.lex is providing legal assistance throughout the implementation of the project, focussing i.a. on aspects of applicable law, data protection and contractual implications of a multi-cloud structure.
In this blog post time.lex will provide a short presentation of the CITADEL project, what it hopes to achieve and what the importance of the project is for e-government in Belgium.