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.

Privacy & data protection

Earlier this year, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published the final version of its guidelines on outsourcing to cloud service providers. These guidelines were finalized after a public consultation procedure. In this blogpost, we briefly examine what these guidelines mean for insurance undertakings. 

News & announcements

Our contribution to the latest Global Legal Insights is available right now. This edition is focused on fintech. Geert Somers and Bernd Fiten share their insights: how did Belgium become such a major country for fintech, and what are the offerings, opportunities and regulations in the future?

EU Court of Justice
Privacy & data protection

On 17 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union ('CJEU') delivered its long awaited judgment in the Schrems II case. The Court declared the Privacy Shield as a mechanism for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US invalid. 

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