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Newsflash GDPR : Guidelines for the processing of personal data through video devices

Newsflash GDPR : Guidelines for the processing of personal data through video devices
07/09/2019

On 10 July 2019, the European Data Protection Board or “EDPB”, the advisory body in which all national supervisory authorities are represented, adopted its provisional guidelines on the processing of personal data through video devices.

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GDPR and B2B agreements.

GDPR and B2B agreements.
05/09/2019

GDPR not only applies to relations between companies, their employees and (B2C) customers, but also plays an important role in B2B relations with suppliers and (B2B) customers. In these relations there will always be a transfer of personal data.

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Eerste geldboete voor GDPR-inbreuk in België

Eerste geldboete voor GDPR-inbreuk in België
04/09/2019

Op 28 mei 2019 heeft de recent opgerichte Geschillenkamer van de Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit (GBA) haar eerste boete opgelegd, met name aan een burgemeester voor het versturen van verkiezingspropaganda in strijd met de GDPR. Hierbij is de eerste boete in België sinds de inwerkingtreding van de GDPR een feit. Onze Summer School-stagiair, Antonin Lambrecht, heeft de beslissing voor u even onder de loep genomen.

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Newsflash GDPR : A “Like” button on your website? Then you are a joint controller together with Facebook!

Newsflash GDPR : A “Like” button on your website? Then you are a joint controller together with Facebook!
02/09/2019

In a judgment of 29 July 2019 ( C-40/17, Fashion ID GmbH & Co ) the European Court of Justice ruled that operators of a website that features a “Like” button are controllers jointly with Facebook.

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Ik ben GDPR compliant, maar wat met mijn aansprakelijkheid?

Ik ben GDPR compliant, maar wat met mijn aansprakelijkheid?
28/08/2019

Met de invoering van de GDPR werd iedereen ervoor gewaarschuwd dat hij/zij ‘compliant’ moest zijn met de (ver)nieuw(d)e databescherming rond persoonsgegevens. Doet men dat niet, dan hangen er enorme boetes boven het hoofd. Dit was het uitgelezen verkoopargument van vele consultants, advocaten en andere avonturiers om je bedrijf aan te passen aan de vereisten van de GDPR.

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NIS Law: the new incident notification procedure

NIS Law: the new incident notification procedure
22/08/2019

The law of 7 April 2019 (the ‘NIS law’) states that the Operators of Essential Services (OES) and the Digital Service Providers (DSP) shall, amongst other things, notify any incident that have a significant impact on their networks and information systems or on the provision of their services.

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M&A and GDPR – possible pitfalls when buying a business (part 2)

M&A and GDPR – possible pitfalls when buying a business (part 2)
22/08/2019

Following on from our first article on M&A and data protection focusing on the seller's perspective (available here), this second article on M&A and data protection will explore how the buyer of a target company 

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Data protection – update on the last quarter

Data protection – update on the last quarter
20/08/2019

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues to develop at a rapid pace after its entry into force on 25 May 2018. Here we outline the most important developments in the past quarter.

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Operators of websites using social media plugins can be qualified as joint controller

Operators of websites using social media plugins can be qualified as joint controller
19/08/2019

A large number of websites nowadays contain so-called “like” or “share” buttons: promotional features that connect products to popular social networking sites. Following a preliminary ruling from the German Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) clarified on 29 July 2019 the liability in terms of data protection for websites placing such like buttons (C-40/17).

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La donnée “non-personnelle” (anonyme) existe-t-elle ?

La donnée “non-personnelle” (anonyme) existe-t-elle ?
08/08/2019

Des chercheurs annoncent avoir mis au point un algorithme qui remet (une fois de plus) en cause le principe même de l’anonymat. Une donnée anonyme est-elle une simple vue de l’esprit ? L’enjeu est fondamental car le GDPR ne s’applique que s’il y a un traitement de … données à caractère personnel.

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