Privacy & data protection

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.

Amazon Kindle
Privacy & data protection

If you place an order on the Amazon e-commerce platform, you will not receive a fax number prior to ordering and the phone number is difficult to access. According to a German consumer organisation, this is in breach of the information obligations under German consumer legislation

Data processing
Privacy & data protection

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

social media apps
Privacy & data protection

Journalists are, to a certain extent, exempted from the application of the GDPR. Should everybody who publishes messages on Facebook, tweets on twitter, photos on Instagram or videos on YouTube, be qualified as “a journalist”?

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Privacy & data protection

Timelex proudly assisted the European Commission with its assessment leading to the EU adequacy decision for Japan. The decision has a huge commercial impact for European and Japanese companies.

data breach
Privacy & data protection

Organizations may incur very high fines for failure to comply with the obligation to report data breaches. Therefore, make sure that your organization is well prepared for a possible personal data breach.

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Privacy & data protection

The French supervisory authority has imposed a fine of no less than € 50 million on Google for infringing the GDPR. What should companies remember from this CNIL decision?

PSD2
Privacy & data protection

In this article, we look at one particular matter, namely that of explicit consent, and the guidance provided in this matter by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).

Roundtable
Privacy & data protection

The previous Roundtable, organized by our partner B-Hive at the Timelex office, was a great success. In this event we discussed myths about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR
Privacy & data protection

Some companies try to point the finger at one another for responsibility or try to contractually allocate roles. However, an incorrect qualification can result in companies trying to meet the wrong GDPR obligations.