Authors: Philippe De Wulf and Emma Van Caenegem (Altius) Publication date: 12/11/2019 On 7 October 2019, the EU Council approved the Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law. This Whistleblower Directive seeks to introduce effective whistleblower protection across the various countries within the European Union.
Author: Gerrit Vandendriessche (Altius) Publication date: 04/07/2019 The general data protection regulation (GDPR) just celebrated its first anniversary. Although it seems that EU businesses and individuals are well aware of its existence, some controllers and processors are still not entirely GDPR compliant. Others that already underwent GDPR audit, must realize
Authors: Philippe De Wulf and Esther Soetens (Altius) Publication date: 16/05/2019 In its recent judgment of 14 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that EU Member States must oblige employers to set up a working time recording system for recording the time worked
Author: Alexander De Bleeckere and Steffie De Cock (Altius) Publication date: 30/04/2019 Despite its small size, Belgium is a real hotspot for music lovers. It has some world-class concert venues and is the home of countless – some of which are award winning - festivals that cover the entire music spectrum
Author: Alexander Schillebeeckx (Altius) Publication date: 02/05/2019 On 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued its Opinion 3/2019 on the interplay between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; applying since 25 May 2018) and the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR; probably applying from 2020). In its Opinion, the EDPB
Author: Vera Van Thuyne (Altius) Publication date: 17/04/2019 On 15 April 2019, the Council of the EU formally adopted a draft directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services. This was the last approval necessary in order for the draft directive to be adopted.
Authors: William Timmermans en Dennis Wollants (Altius) Publication date: 12/04/2019 On 4 April 2019, the Belgian Parliament approved a Bill on the capacity remuneration mechanism (‘CRM’). This system aims to ensure the security of electricity supply after Belgium’s nuclear ‘exit’ and should encourage investments in energy production facilities. It will
Author: Jonathan De Landsheere (Altius) Publication date: 14/03/2019 What is distributed ledger technology (“DLT”)? Distributed ledgers (“DLs”), of which blockchains form a subset, are peer-to-peer networks of computers, known as nodes, which both participate in the network and monitor transactions. Every transaction is recorded on each node, generating a platform of
Author: Louis-Dorsan Jolly (Altius) Publication date: 25/01/2019 Blockchain technology has been receiving a lot of attention over the past few years, and more recently also from legal authors. It has been rightly said that blockchain raises several legal questions, which include its relationship with the GPDR. The GDPR was conceived at
Author: Vera Van Thuyne (Altius) Publication date: 25/01/2019 Public procurement is one of the fields in which government is rapidly digitalising. Since 18 October 2018, all communication for tenders in which the estimated value of the contract is equal to or higher than the threshold for European publication must take place using