Privacy & data protection

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act

The US is one of the few industrialized countries in the world that lacks a single national privacy law. So far, any efforts to establish a comprehensive federal consumer privacy framework have proved futile.

opt-in e-mail marketing

In 2021, a data subject filed a complaint with the BDPA due to the receipt of a direct marketing e-mail from a company which he had not been a customer for two years. Was the company allowed to send direct marketing e-mails to former customers without consent? We will explain it to you.


Timelex had the honour of assisting the EC in preparing a study supporting the impact assessment of policy options for an EU initiative on an EHDS. Read more.

Dark patterns

On 14 March 2022, the EDPB published the 3/2022 guidelines on dark patterns on social networks, the non-transparent practices of influencing or even forcing users to make decisions about their privacy or rights. Read more about different examples defined by the EDPB.

Right of access

The European Data Protection Board published draft guidelines on the right of access, which is seen as one of the fundamental rights of the data subject under the GDPR. This blogpost will summarize the main points in the guidance and will highlight some remaining points of discussion.

European Data Act

The EU has long been debating about the need to ensure that access to data is possible more frequently, and on fairer terms.

Legal questions

What are the legal points of attention you need to pay attention to as an organiser? The 9 most pressing legal questions are answered in this blog.


Facebook and Ray-Ban launched a first generation of smart sunglasses (smartglasses). Meanwhile, the Irish and Italian supervisory authorities have raised some concerns about this. 

Doorgifte gegevens naar VS.

After the French Council of State in the Doctolib case, now also the Belgian Council of State confirms the possibility to transfer personal data to the United States. We will briefly explain in this post.