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Data Protection Summer Dive - Data Protection @ Work (Part 1/2)

Data Protection Summer Dive - Data Protection @ Work (Part 1/2)
07/08/2020

This week’s topic: Data Protection @ Work (Part 1/2)

In these difficult times, finding the right balance between protecting employee health, on the one hand, and data protection on the other hand, is not always easy. Below, we have analyzed a couple of questions with which employers often struggle these days.

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Data Protection Summer Dive - Fines imposed on digital services providers

Data Protection Summer Dive - Fines imposed on digital services providers
04/08/2020

Each week in July and August, our focus will be on a different topic that has been scrutinized by the Belgian Data Protection Authority. With a few simple tips, your summer cocktail of data protection news will be complete.

This week’s topic: Fines imposed on digital services providers

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	 New Belgian DPA decision: broader

New Belgian DPA decision: broader "controller" concept & extensive access rights?
04/08/2020

In a decision of 29 July that it published today, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) examined the issue of who is controller in the case of an external auditor, as well as the limits to data subjects' rights to obtain a copy of personal data relating to them.

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Persoonsgegevens doorgeven naar de VS na het Schrems-II arrest?

Persoonsgegevens doorgeven naar de VS na het Schrems-II arrest?
02/08/2020

Het is de Oostenrijker Max Schrems alweer gelukt om zijn slag thuis te halen in één van de vele privacyrechtzaken die hij al jaren met regelmaat voert.  De gevolgen zijn aanzienlijk deze keer.  Nadat eerder al het “Safe Harbor” systeem onderuit werd gehaald, is nu ook het “Privacy Shield” -op volkomen logische gronden overigens- gesneuveld.  Het “Privacy Shield” tussen de EU en de VS zorgde ervoor dat persoonsgegevens veilig en conform GDPR uitgevoerd konden worden door Europese bedrijven naar de Verenigde Staten.  Heel wat Amerikaanse clouddiensten, apps en software tools baseerden zich op het Privacy Shield om juridisch compliant hun diensten te kunnen aanbieden aan Europese klanten. Maar dat Privacy Shield blijkt nu dus zelf helemaal niet conform de Europese privacyregels te zijn en het EHJ haalt het hele systeem onderuit.

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Data Protection Summer Dive - Processing of photographs and (surveillance) video’s

Data Protection Summer Dive - Processing of photographs and (surveillance) video’s
29/07/2020

Each week in July and August, our focus will be on a different topic that has been scrutinized by the Belgian Data Protection Authority. With a few simple tips, your summer cocktail of data protection news will be complete.

This week’s topic: Processing of photographs and (surveillance) video’s

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Schrems II, the day after - What actions do you need to take with regard to your international data transfers?

Schrems II, the day after - What actions do you need to take with regard to your international data transfers?
23/07/2020

Yesterday (16 July 2020), the European Court of Justice issued its breaking judgement in the ‘Schrems II’ case. You can read more about the Court’s ruling on our websi

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Will the real employer please stand up? - ECJ judgment in the AFMB-case

Will the real employer please stand up? - ECJ judgment in the AFMB-case
23/07/2020

Last week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its much anticipated judgment on the notion of “employer”. The employer is an important element and connecting factor in the European legislation on the coordination of social security systems (Regulation no. 883/2004 and Regulation no. 987/2009).

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Data Protection Summer Dive - Designation and tasks of your Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Summer Dive - Designation and tasks of your Data Protection Officer
22/07/2020

Each week in July and August, our focus will be on a different topic that has been scrutinized by the Belgian Data Protection Authority. With a few simple tips, your summer cocktail of data protection news will be complete.

This week’s topic: Designation and tasks of your Data Protection Officer

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Schrems strikes again: EU-US Privacy Shield invalid; Standard Contractual Clauses upheld but due diligence required

Schrems strikes again: EU-US Privacy Shield invalid; Standard Contractual Clauses upheld but due diligence required
22/07/2020

A clash between US national surveillance law and EU data protection standards, which lies at the heart of Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”), has resulted in the invalidation 

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Schrems II:  What is (or should be) on your to-do list for international data transfers?

Schrems II: What is (or should be) on your to-do list for international data transfers?
21/07/2020

Today, on 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its Schrems II judgment invalidating the European Commission’s adequacy decision with respect to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, a little less than five years after doing the same with respect to the US Safe Harbour (Privacy Shield’s predecessor)

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