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GDPR
Privacy & data protection

Some companies try to point the finger at one another for responsibility or try to contractually allocate roles. However, an incorrect qualification can result in companies trying to meet the wrong GDPR obligations. 

Privacywet
Privacy & data protection

On 5 September 2018, the new Belgian Data Protection Act of 30 July 2018 was published in the Belgian Official Journal.

EDPB
Privacy & data protection

On July 19th the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) met in Brussels to discuss cross border cooperation and consistency procedures.  

Legal 500 & Chambers
News & announcements

Just like last year and the years before, international law office time.lex has once again been recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers. These organizations annually publish a list of the best law firms per sector and per country, based on large-scale (customer) satisfaction surveys.

payment
Information technology

On Monday 26 March 2018, a new transposition law was published in the Belgian Official Gazette: the Law of 11 March 2018 on the statute and supervision of payment institutions and electronic money institutions, access to the business of payment service provider and to the activity of issuing electronic money, and access to payment systems.

The Paypers Market Guide | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

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 presents award to Jos Dumortier | time.lex
News & announcements

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.

The Paypers Market Guide | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

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.

European Parliament | time.lex
News & announcements

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.

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