Privacy & data protection

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The previous statement by the new Chairman of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) affirming that the DPA will step up a gear in 2019 to ensure compliance with the GDPR has in the meantime been reinforced by the imposition of the first GDPR fine in Belgium.

NIS

The EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive has been implemented in Belgian law. What does it mean for you?

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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.

Frederic Debussere VTM

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

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.

The extraterritorial scope of the GDPR

On 23 November 2018 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its ‘Guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR’.

Atomium

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.

Amazon Kindle

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

social media apps

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”?