In this blog, we address the question of whether it is useful for your organisation to use the European Commission's model processing agreement.


The President of El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as legal tender. Citizens may now pay anywhere using Bitcoin, businesses will be obliged to accept Bitcoin, and even taxes may be paid in Bitcoin. In this blogpost, we will have a brief look at the reasoning behind this rather historic move and what it will mean in practice.

The AI Act
Information technology

The European Commission published the much awaited draft of the regulation laying down harmonized rules on artificial intelligence (AI Act). This article briefly discusses the most important areas covered by the AI Act, the approach proposed by the Commission, as well as the next steps to be expected.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021
News & announcements

We are proud to announce that Timelex has been recognised in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 ranking as a top tier and leading law firm in Belgium for IT, privacy & data protection (GDPR), intellectual property, fintech, and media & entertainment.


The police operation Sky was a great success, but also raises questions about the protection of privacy when using a smartphone. Does the law provide enough safeguards to protect the confidentiality of a smartphone?

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. 

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