IP/IT/TELECOM


COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 1 April

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 1 April
01/04/2020

In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory. In this context, IP Offices have adopted decisions to secure their users’ rights and the safety of their staff. Here are the key takeaways from these recent decisions.

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Mr. Philippe François

Ex-employers sharing dirt on an employee: no find under data protection law if done orally?
30/03/2020

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) has published a decision of 21 February 2020 of the BDPA's litigation chamber showing the way in which data protection has become an additional argument in disputes.

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 COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic
26/03/2020

Update 27 March 2020  |  The COVID-19 pandemic is progressing worldwide. In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory.

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Data protection and IT: Think about employee privacy

Data protection and IT: Think about employee privacy
26/03/2020

Think about employee privacy, including the privacy of those who may be infected. It is important to note in particular the following:

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Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Analysis and Implementation of the New Directive. Introducing the contractual rules.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Analysis and Implementation of the New Directive. Introducing the contractual rules.
19/03/2020

To ensure the proper functioning of the copyright market, a third pillar dealing with fair renumeration in exploitation contracts of authors and performers is foreseen (1). In doing so, the EU legislature recognises the (usually) weaker contractual position of authors and performers when licensing or transferring their exclusive rights (2).

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COVID-19 & homeworking: how will we sign documents now?

COVID-19 & homeworking: how will we sign documents now?
18/03/2020

For those of you who are led to sign documents regularly, homeworking does not spell the death of the signed contract. However, you do have to think carefully about the solution you use for signing electronically: not all electronic signatures are equal in the eyes of the law.

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COVID-19: Mogen gezondheidsgegevens worden verwerkt? + FAQ

COVID-19: Mogen gezondheidsgegevens worden verwerkt? + FAQ
18/03/2020

Nu een groot deel van België en de wereld in de greep is van het nieuwe coronavirus (COVID-19) en er door de Belgische overheid preventieve maatregelen werden afgekondigd, stelt zich de vraag welke persoonsgegevens organisaties mogen verwerken van hun werknemers in het kader van het nieuwe coronavirus. Een korte toelichting.

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Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Analysis and Implementation of the New Directive. Introducing the DSM Directive’s exceptions.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Analysis and Implementation of the New Directive. Introducing the DSM Directive’s exceptions.
16/03/2020

The European legislator has been forced to note the inadequacy of existing exceptions to the digital age in which we live: the use of works is taking place in new forms, and increasingly across borders. It has therefore decided to add to the existing exceptions and limitations (1), intended for more traditional modes of use and optional, new exceptions, adapted to digital uses and this time mandatory.

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EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – getting ready for the future (Part 2)

EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – getting ready for the future (Part 2)
12/03/2020

Following up on our first article on the EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (available here), this second article will discuss (A) the requirements with which high-risk AI applications should comply in the future,

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Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Analysis and Implementation of the New Directive. Introducing the impact of Brexit on Copyright law.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Analysis and Implementation of the New Directive. Introducing the impact of Brexit on Copyright law.
09/03/2020

Following the referendum of 23 June 2016 on the membership of the United Kingdom (« UK ») to the European Union (« EU ») (referendum on Brexit), the UK notified its intention to withdraw from the EU to the European Council on 29 March 2017. This officially activated the application of Article 50 of the Treaty on EU (1). 

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