Privacy & data protection

corona virus privacy

Now that a large part of Belgium and the world is in the grip of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventive measures have been promulgated by the Belgian government, the question arises as to what personal data organisations are allowed to process of their employees in the context of the new c

Loyalty card

Under the new eID legislation, can an organization read the eID for a loyalty card or other loyalty schemes electronically?

Selling, purchasing or licensing personal data | Timelex

Buying, selling or licensing are different ways of exchanging personal data. As a result, organisations can often quickly acquire new income. However, personal data is not a classic commodity, so can it just be traded or exchanged? What legal rules should be taken into account?

data donation

One of the most common questions in European research projects today is how to ensure access to research material and research data. Data donation (or data donorship) is mentioned more and more frequently as a possible solution.

deutsche-wohnen

On 30 October 2019, the Berlin Data Protection Authority (DPA) issued a big fine of 14.5 million EUR against Deutsche Wohnen SE. It is the biggest fine imposed by a German DPA so far.

checkbox cookies

Does your cookie pop-up still rely upon a pre-checked consent tick box for installing cookies? Then you are no longer in compliance with the ePrivacy Directive, nor Directive 95/46/EC or the General Data Protection Regulation.

facebook like

Do you use one of the Facebook plugins, such as the ‘Like’ button, to anticipate your website visits? Then you might be a joint controller with Facebook. This follows from a recent judgment of the European Court of Justice (‘CJEU’) in the Fashion ID judgment (C-40/17).

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The Danish supervisory authority proposes to impose a fine of DKK 1.5 million (approximately € 200,000) on a Danish furniture manufacturer (IDDesign) for failing to comply with the obligations regarding the retention periods of personal data.

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On the 9th of July, the hearing of the so-called Schrems 2.0 case took place before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”).