IT law


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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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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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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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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Data breaches: tips & tricks.

Data breaches: tips & tricks.
05/03/2020

When a company appears in the news because of a GDPR violation, this is often due to a data breach. In addition to the commercial consequences and the risk of significant fines, such a data breach is therefore also particularly damaging to a company's reputation.

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De GBA publiceert richtlijnen voor GDPR compliance in Direct Marketing

De GBA publiceert richtlijnen voor GDPR compliance in Direct Marketing
28/02/2020

De Belgische Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit lanceerde afgelopen week met wat vertraging een 80 pagina’s lange “Aanbeveling betreffende de verwerking van persoonsgegevens voor direct marketingdoeleinden.  Sirius Legal analyseerde het document inmiddels en filterde uit het ellenlange document de informatie die marketeers écht moeten onthouden in hun dagelijkse praktijk.

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Combattre la mort par la technologie, où mettre la limite ?

Combattre la mort par la technologie, où mettre la limite ?
27/02/2020

Une enfant joue dans un parc, sous le regard ému de sa maman. Rien d’anormal. Jusqu’à ce que la maman, en pleurs, retire son casque de réalité virtuelle. La petite fille est décédée depuis trois ans. Une équipe d’infographiste a récréé son avatar virtuel.

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EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – getting ready for the future

EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – getting ready for the future
24/02/2020

There has been quite some upheaval the last few weeks in the legal digital micro-space after a draft of the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) was leaked including the idea of a three-to-five-year ban on the use of facial recognition technology in public places.

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Belgian DPA publishes new detailed guidelines on direct marketing

Belgian DPA publishes new detailed guidelines on direct marketing
17/02/2020

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has just published its new Recommendation for the processing of personal data for direct-marketing purposes. Available in French and Dutch, this 78-page document is a practical guide for organisations and marketeers engaged in digital and paper-based direct marketing, and includes useful examples and dos and don’ts.

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