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The impact of the ‘Schrems II’ case on personal data (K Law)

Authors: Tim Fransen and Matthias Bruynseraede (K Law) Publication date: 28/08/2020 On 17 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited judgement in the ‘Schrems II’ case.[1] In this article, we provide an insight into the significance of the judgement and its effect on personal

2020-08-29T09:54:28+00:00 29 août, 2020|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , , |

Privacy shield out, fortunately we still have the model contracts (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Joanne Zaaijer, Stéphanie De Smedt, Sandy Brumberg and Iram Velji (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 16/07/2020 Schrems has done it again: After having successfully dismantled the Safe Harbor mechanism, the Privacy Shield has now also been effectively invalidated. Whilst the current model contracts of the European Commission, the so-called

2020-07-18T11:10:13+00:00 18 juillet, 2020|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

Belgian Data Protection Authority scrutinised by Brussels Markets Court (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Stéphanie De Smedt (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 12/05/2020 In February 2020, the Markets Court (a division of Brussels’ Court of Appeal) annulled the decision by which the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) had imposed an administrative fine of EUR 10,000 on a retailer for the use of electronic

2020-05-26T02:28:36+00:00 26 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

5 things you need to know about the obligation to appoint a GDPR representative (Timelex)

Authors: Bernd Fiten and Geert Somers (Timelex) Publication date: 29/04/2020 Did you know the GDPR can be relevant to your company even if you do not have an establishment in the EU? In this blog you will read 5 things you need to know about the GDPR representative, which you

2020-05-01T07:08:19+00:00 1 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

Quelles sont les données à caractère personnel que les entreprises peuvent traiter dans la lutte contre le COVID-19 ? (Claeys & Engels)

Auteur: Claeys & Engels Date de publication: 30/04/2020 En raison de la pandémie du COVID-19, les entreprises prennent diverses mesures de prévention pour éviter la propagation du virus. Cela passe par des questionnaires (sur les destinations récentes, les symptômes médicaux,..), à la mesure de la température corporelle (avec un thermomètre

Digital tools for combating covid-19: how to develop and use contact-tracing apps lawfully? (Lydian)

Authors: Bastiaan Bruyndonckx and Olivia Santantonio (Lydian) Publication date: 23/04/2020 The EU Commission (recommendation and guidance), the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) (statement summarised in our previous ezine, letter and guidelines below) and some Data Protec1tion Authorities have been quite busy the last days regarding the legal framework of tracing apps as one of the complementary

2020-05-01T03:01:59+00:00 1 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

Cybercriminals thrive on the COVID-19 pandemic (Timelex)

Authors: Zenzi De Graeve and Geert Somers (Timelex) Publication date: 07/04/2020 The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives drastically as it impacts our health system, our economy and our daily interactions. But in addition to these persistent threats, the virus created an environment in which cybercriminals thrive. Cyberattacks

La directive européenne sur les lanceurs d’alerte a été publiée ! (Claeys & Engels)

Auteur: Claeys & Engels Date de publication: 06/12/2019 Le 26 novembre 2019, une nouvelle directive relative aux lanceurs d’alerte était publiée au Journal officiel de l’Union Européenne. La directive doit être transposée en droit belge pour le 17 décembre 2021 au plus tard, et impliquera un nombre important de changements pour beaucoup d’entreprises. Ainsi,

2019-12-14T12:56:00+00:00 16 décembre, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée Droit social|Tags: , |

Belgian Data Protection Authority – again – imposes GDPR fines on public officers (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Stéphanie De Smedt (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 03/12/2019 The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) is slowly but steadily becoming more active in enforcing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Just like the very first GDPR fine that was imposed in Belgium (see below), the most recent fines are

2019-12-11T11:10:06+00:00 11 décembre, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

German real estate company fined 14.5 million EUR for storing all personal data of tenants indefinitely in an archive system (Timelex)

Author: Frederic Debusseré (Timelex) Publication date: 11/11/2019 On 30 October 2019, the Berlin Data Protection Authority (DPA) issued a big fine of 14.5 million EUR against Deutsche Wohnen SE, a German publicly listed real estate company with more than 160,000 apartments in its portfolio, for storing all personal data of its tenants

2019-12-02T10:40:04+00:00 23 novembre, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |