News & announcements

Timelex partner Geert Somers gets appointment as legal member of the Eurostat Expert Group on facilitating the use of new data sources for official statistics.

GDPR Guidelines
Privacy & data protection

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently published its final guidelines on the interplay between the GDPR and the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Already in 2018, Member of the European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Veld asked to clarify a few aspects of the relationship between these two legal frameworks.  This has now resulted in the adoption of more elaborate guidelines.


The study, which involved national experts from 30 countries, aims to find out to what extent mobile forensics are allowed under the different national criminal procedure rules, what safeguards and guarantees for data protection and human rights (especially fair trial) are present and when mobile evidence is (in)admissible before the Court.

Privacy & data protection

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) and DNS Belgium have concluded a cooperation protocol that allows .be websites to be taken offline for GDPR infringements. 

Doorgifte persoonsgegevens
Privacy & data protection

What are the main takeaways from the EDPB guidance and draft SCCs? The CJEU ruling from 16 July 2020 in the Schrems II case created a lot of uncertainty for organisations transferring personal data outside the EEA. But how should this requirement be fulfilled in practice?

Magdalena Kogut-Czarkowska
News & announcements

As of 16 November 2020, Timelex is further strengthened by our newest team member, Magdalena Kogut-Czarkowska. Magdalena is a data protection, IT and intellectual property law expert. She is ranked by Legal 500 EMEA as a “rising star” and “next generation lawyer”.

Information technology

On 24 September 2020, the EU launched its digital finance package, including a number of strategies and legislative proposals. In this blogpost, we will focus particularly on two proposals regarding crypto-assets and distributed ledger technology.


With the deliberations of 17 September 2020, the CNIL adopted new guidelines on cookies and other trackers. The new guidelines replace those the Conseil d'Etat had deemed partially invalid in a decision of 20 June 2020, due to the general and absolute ban on cookie walls they contained.

Privacy & data protection

The Litigation Chamber of the Data Protection Authority (DPA) ruled in decision No 35/2020 that an unspecified Belgian disciplinary and judicial authority (“Sports Court”) was entitled to forward a profile photo of Facebook to sports commissioners in order to have a so-called “ban on presence”, meaning that one is not allowed to attend a sporting event, enforced. A brief explanation.

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