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Recommendations on outsourcing to cloud service providers by (re)insurance companies

Recommendations on outsourcing to cloud service providers by (re)insurance companies
25/11/2020

The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) published 15 recommendations for (re)insurance companies that outsource to cloud service providers. These recommendations will apply as of 1 January 2021. In this article, we will briefly summarise these recommendations.

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 Invoking copyright to block the submission of evidence? Nice try, but no cigar!

Invoking copyright to block the submission of evidence? Nice try, but no cigar!
24/11/2020

The Court of Justice of the European Union delivers judgments regarding the concept of “communication to the public” faster than legal scholars can read and dissect them.

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Transfert de données à caractère personnel en dehors de l’EEE

Transfert de données à caractère personnel en dehors de l’EEE
20/11/2020

Dans l’arrêt Schrems II du 16 juillet 2020, la Cour de Justice a jugé que le transfert de données à caractère personnel en dehors de l’EEE (Espace Economique Européen) sur base des clauses contractuelles standard « standard contractual clauses - (SCC’s) » n’était conforme au RGPD que pour autant que le pays destinataire offre une protection des données équivalente à celle de l’UE. Des recommandations ont depuis été émises quant aux mesures supplémentaires que les entreprises peuvent prendre si le cadre légal dans le pays tiers n’offre pas une protection suffisante. Un projet de nouvelles clauses contractuelles a par ailleurs été publié.

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EU Court of Justice clarifies concept of “informed consent” for collection of personal data

EU Court of Justice clarifies concept of “informed consent” for collection of personal data
19/11/2020

On 11 November, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) rendered its judgment (Case C‑61/19) in a case (Orange România SA v. Autoritatea Naţională de Supraveghere a Prelucrării Datelor cu Caracter Personal) about informed consent.

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New Belgian DPA decision: employee consent sometimes works

New Belgian DPA decision: employee consent sometimes works
18/11/2020

Yes, employee consent is possible in certain circumstances – but do not assume old processing activities fully comply. That, in summary, was the position of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) in a decision of 9 November 2020 of its Litigation Chamber following a complaint by an individual against its employer, a Belgian hospital. 

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The future of international data transfers: new SCCs and EDPB guidance

The future of international data transfers: new SCCs and EDPB guidance
16/11/2020

Christmas seems to have come early this year for everyone who is involved in data protection.

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Finally some practical EDPB guidance on how to make international data transfers lawful

Finally some practical EDPB guidance on how to make international data transfers lawful
13/11/2020

After a long, four-month wait, we finally have recommendations from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on “supplementary measures” in the context of international transfers of personal data –

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Trademarks & Designs | Fake application or renewal invoices!

Trademarks & Designs | Fake application or renewal invoices!
09/11/2020

Trademark applicants and owners often receive documents asking for payments related to a trademark or design application or renewal. Cautiousness is highly recommended in this respect!

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Digital Services Act – A Status Update

Digital Services Act – A Status Update
04/11/2020

As part of the European Digital Strategy, the European Commission has announced a Digital Services Act package to strengthen the Single Market for digital services and foster innovation and competitiveness of the European online environment.

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The CJEU Testarossa judgement | Clarification of the contours of genuine use & the burden of proof

The CJEU Testarossa judgement | Clarification of the contours of genuine use & the burden of proof
03/11/2020

A trademark which has not been put to Genuine use by its owner or an authorised third party within five years after its registration is liable to revocation unless there are proper reasons for its non-use.

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