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Libra
Information technology

Libra is an initiative of the Swiss-based Libra Association started by Facebook. According to its white paper, it is a cryptocurrency that aims to fix precisely the issues that plague Bitcoin.

1 year GDPR
Privacy & data protection

About a year ago, on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became applicable. Today, one year later, we draw up a balance sheet of the enforcement actions taken by the supervisory authorities across the EU.

email
Privacy & data protection

The previous statement by the new Chairman of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) affirming that the DPA will step up a gear in 2019 to ensure compliance with the GDPR has in the meantime been reinforced by the imposition of the first GDPR fine in Belgium.

NIS
Privacy & data protection

The EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive has been implemented in Belgian law. What does it mean for you?

Europese Richtlijn (EU) 2016/1148
Information technology

3 May 2019, the "Act establishing a framework for the security of network and information systems of general interest for public security" (“the Act”) entered into force.

brussels
Privacy & data protection

Early April, a variant of the right to be forgotten was introduced in insurance law. This was achieved by means of the Act of 4 April 2019 amending the Act of 4 April 2014 on insurances, which introduces a right to be forgotten for certain personal insurances.

whistleblowers
News & announcements

In 2018, the European Commission published a 'Proposal for a Directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law', which was approved by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019.

Frederic Debussere VTM
Privacy & data protection

On 8 May 2019, the Court of Appeal of Brussels ruled in the case of the Belgian Data Protection Authority v. Facebook following the pleadings of 27 and 28 March 2019.

EU Data Controller Processor
Privacy & data protection

International companies headquartered outside the EU but established in several European Member States are facing the question how to determine their main establishment in the Union. In the Guidelines for identifying a controller or processor’s lead supervisory authority (WP 244 of the Article 29 Working Party, endorsed by the EDPB) this question has been left open to a large extent.

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