Privacy & data protection

Big Data's legal & compliance challenges | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

In light of some of these issues, European citizens have grown more conscious about the value and the protection of their personal data. The principal question is no longer: who is the owner of my personal data, but rather: who has actual access to my data? 

Cloud Computing and EU Financial Services | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

For some time now the EU’s financial services sector has sought clarification upon when and to what extent it may use public cloud computing.  Recent developments in the Netherlands and the UK may shed a little light on the issue.

WP29 Apps on Smart Devices | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

The publication of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party’s opinion “Apps on Smart Devices” has provided clarification on the legal framework relating to the processing of personal data on different smart, especially mobile, devices. The opinion is a must-read comprehensive guide for all stakeholders in the apps “eco-system”.

BOYD smartphone | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

“Bring your own device” or “BYOD”, meaning that employees use their own laptop or smartphone and software for professional purposes, is an increasing trend. A lot of companies simply tolerate it or even ignore it and believe that it doesn’t concern them. This raises legal concerns. Who is liable for data breaches, viruses and breach of company’s confidential information? Is the company, as employer, allowed to enforce its IT-policies on those privately owned devices? What about the employee’s privacy?

Here is a checklist for a BYOD policy under European / Belgian law. Obviously it does not replace legal advice on the topics mentioned below. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

ECJ judgement Rijkeboer case | time.lex
Privacy & data protection

How long do access logs need to be archived in Europe?