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.

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.

Legal 500 Chambers
News & announcements

Timelex has again received very good reviews in 2018. This is evident from the rankings that are compiled annually by the leading Legal 500 and Chambers.

The extraterritorial scope of the GDPR
Privacy & data protection

On 23 November 2018 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its ‘Guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR’. With these guidelines, the EDPB responds to many doubts of companies located outside the EU as to whether they are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well.

Privacy & data protection

The official final DPIA list of the Belgian Data Protection Authority has been published in the Belgian Official Journal on 22 March 2019 and has entered into force on 1 April 2019.

EBA Guidelines
Information technology

On 25 February 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published new Guidelines on Outsourcing arrangements (the ‘Guidelines’) applicable to banks, investment firms, payment and electronic money institutions (hereinafter: financial institutions).

Data processing
Privacy & data protection

The (Belgian) Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently published an opinion on the concepts of data controller and data processor.

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