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Belgium: Council of State approves US data transfer

Belgium: Council of State approves US data transfer
22/09/2021

On 19 August 2021, the Belgian Council of State (Belgium’s administrative supreme court) confirmed the validity of data transfers to the U.S., following the CJEU’s judgment in Schrems II (C-311/18).

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Key takeaways from the whistleblower directive

Key takeaways from the whistleblower directive
17/09/2021

Is your organisation ready for the 17 december 2021 deadline?

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Les obligations des fournisseurs et des utilisateurs de systeĢ€mes dā€™intelligence artificielle selon le projet de reĢ€glement europeĢen 2021/0106

Les obligations des fournisseurs et des utilisateurs de systeĢ€mes dā€™intelligence artificielle selon le projet de reĢ€glement europeĢen 2021/0106
15/09/2021

De manieĢ€re assez geĢneĢrale, l’intelligence artificielle (ci-apreĢ€s « IA ») pourrait eĢ‚tre deĢfinie comme un ensemble des theĢories et des techniques de deĢveloppement encodeĢes dans des algorithmes capables de faire simuler aĢ€ des logiciels ou aĢ€ des machines certains traits de l'intelligence humaine (raisonnement, apprentissage...).

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Phishing: the bank is liable

Phishing: the bank is liable
25/08/2021

"Phishing cost Belgians 34 million euros", "FPS Finance warns for fraudulent mails: 'Do not react'", "Test Aankoop/Test Achat also warns for phishing messages in the name of bpost and FPS Finance". These headlines are probably familiar to you. Criminals discovered that it is much easier and safer for them to break in digitally than to go in someone’s house with a crowbar. But the question arises as to who is liable for the damage incurred if one falls for it unsuspectingly.

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International transfers of personal data in a nutshell

International transfers of personal data in a nutshell
06/07/2021

June 2021 has been a very active month in the matter of international transfers of personal data. In this article we will give an overview of these developments with a short explanation as well as a more structured overview of the various requirements when dealing with transfers of personal data from the EEA to a third country.

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Data Protection Authority decision on communicating the circumstances for a dismissal to remaining staff - is silence golden?

Data Protection Authority decision on communicating the circumstances for a dismissal to remaining staff - is silence golden?
25/06/2021

In their decision of 1 June 2021 (Decision No 63/2021), the Data Protection Authority determined that an employer who communicated the reasons and circumstances for the dismissal of two former employees, was to a limited extent in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium

Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium
22/06/2021

Deferred payment methods, often called “Buy Now Pay Later (“BNPL”) solutions”, allow customers to acquire goods immediately while spreading the payment of the purchase price over time.

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CJEU clarifies competence of non-lead supervisory authorities in cross-border GDPR infringements (C-645/19)

CJEU clarifies competence of non-lead supervisory authorities in cross-border GDPR infringements (C-645/19)
21/06/2021

On 16 February 2018, the Brussels Court of First Instance condemned Facebook, including Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Inc., for having tracked internet users without their knowledge or consent.

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EU/US: Cross-border data flows - a necessary part of global trade

EU/US: Cross-border data flows - a necessary part of global trade
21/06/2021

Digital services and the data they generate are constantly growing in importance. Yet, restrictions of data flows are increasing. Cross-border data flows are essential to the global economy.

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Belgian DPA: fines prohibited in the absence of a prior order to comply?

Belgian DPA: fines prohibited in the absence of a prior order to comply?
18/06/2021

On 26 May 2021, the Belgian Market Court handed down a decision that may lead to much commentary: it set aside a fine issued by the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA)

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