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Digital Services Act: The European Commission Proposes An Updated Accountability Framework For Online Services

Digital Services Act: The European Commission Proposes An Updated Accountability Framework For Online Services
13/01/2021

On December 15, 2020, the European Commission (EC) presented its long-awaited proposal for a Digital Services Act (DSA), together with a proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA), which we discussed in a previous alert.

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Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital 'Gatekeepers'

Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital 'Gatekeepers'
08/01/2021

On December 15, 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA). The proposal aims to promote fair and contestable markets in the digital sector.

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Court of Justice confirms that taxi apps are in principle to be qualified as information society services

Court of Justice confirms that taxi apps are in principle to be qualified as information society services
08/01/2021

On 3 December 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its ruling in the case Star Taxi App (C-62/19). The case concerns the interpretation of the notion of “information society service” within the meaning of EU law and assesses the compatibility with EU law 

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Caméras de vidéosurveillance : la date limite du 25 mai approche !

Caméras de vidéosurveillance : la date limite du 25 mai approche !
22/05/2020

La « loi caméras » réglemente l’usage de la vidéosurveillance afin d’assurer qu’elle n’empiète pas de façon excessive sur la vie privée des citoyens. En 2018, cette loi a été modifiée et modernisée. Parmi les nouveautés figure notamment l’obligation d’informer les services de police du placement d’une caméra à des fins de contrôle et de surveillance. Pour les dispositifs installés avant le 25 mai 2018, l’Autorité de protection des données a prévu une période de 2 ans dans laquelle les entreprises doivent se conformer au nouveau régime. 

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Deadline approaching for notifying CCTV cameras to Belgian police

Deadline approaching for notifying CCTV cameras to Belgian police
15/05/2020

The transition period for notifying your surveillance closed-circuit television cameras (“CCTV cameras”) to the Belgian police ends on 25 May 2020. Meanwhile, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has published its final guidelines on processing personal data (including facial images) through video devices.

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Connected Vehicles and GDPR – A Status Update after the Public Consultation

Connected Vehicles and GDPR – A Status Update after the Public Consultation
14/05/2020

Many vehicles that were launched in the last few years contain sensors, cameras, a GPS and other data capturing technologies. Very often, the data captured are transmitted to receivers outside of the vehicle to enable service providers (such as vehicle repairers, insurers and telecom operators) to provide services to the driver.

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Autonomous Vehicles in Belgium. Is our legal system ready?

Autonomous Vehicles in Belgium. Is our legal system ready?
27/04/2020

We have been hearing about autonomous vehicles (“AVs”) for quite a while. However, as time goes by, the use of AVs is getting closer to becoming a reality. In various countries, car manufacturers are now carrying out tests on open or closed parts of public roads

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Facebook et son rôle dans la chasse aux commentaires dénigrants

Facebook et son rôle dans la chasse aux commentaires dénigrants
18/11/2019

Dans quelle mesure, un juge national peut-il contraindre Facebook d’identifier, parmi les données qu’elle stocke, les posts équivalents à un commentaire dénigrant ? Telle est la question préjudicielle posée à la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne dans le dossier Eva Glawisching-PIesczek/Facebook Ireland Limited.

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SkypeOut is subject to the Electronic Communications Act

SkypeOut is subject to the Electronic Communications Act
25/10/2019

A user of SkypeOut can make calls from a terminal connected to the internet to a fixed or mobile telephone line using the Voice over IP technique. The Court of Justice ruled in its judgment dated 5 June 2019 (C-142/18) that SkypeOut is an electronic communications service.

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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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