Droit de l'informatique


International transfers of personal data in a nutshell

International transfers of personal data in a nutshell
06/07/2021

June 2021 has been a very active month in the matter of international transfers of personal data. In this article we will give an overview of these developments with a short explanation as well as a more structured overview of the various requirements when dealing with transfers of personal data from the EEA to a third country.

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Data Protection Authority decision on communicating the circumstances for a dismissal to remaining staff - is silence golden?

Data Protection Authority decision on communicating the circumstances for a dismissal to remaining staff - is silence golden?
25/06/2021

In their decision of 1 June 2021 (Decision No 63/2021), the Data Protection Authority determined that an employer who communicated the reasons and circumstances for the dismissal of two former employees, was to a limited extent in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium

Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium
22/06/2021

Deferred payment methods, often called “Buy Now Pay Later (“BNPL”) solutions”, allow customers to acquire goods immediately while spreading the payment of the purchase price over time.

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CJEU clarifies competence of non-lead supervisory authorities in cross-border GDPR infringements (C-645/19)

CJEU clarifies competence of non-lead supervisory authorities in cross-border GDPR infringements (C-645/19)
21/06/2021

On 16 February 2018, the Brussels Court of First Instance condemned Facebook, including Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Inc., for having tracked internet users without their knowledge or consent.

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EU/US: Cross-border data flows - a necessary part of global trade

EU/US: Cross-border data flows - a necessary part of global trade
21/06/2021

Digital services and the data they generate are constantly growing in importance. Yet, restrictions of data flows are increasing. Cross-border data flows are essential to the global economy.

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Belgian DPA: fines prohibited in the absence of a prior order to comply?

Belgian DPA: fines prohibited in the absence of a prior order to comply?
18/06/2021

On 26 May 2021, the Belgian Market Court handed down a decision that may lead to much commentary: it set aside a fine issued by the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA)

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Vaccinatiegegevens van personeel opvragen en bijhouden: mag dat? Op het kruispunt tussen arbeidsrecht en de GDPR

Vaccinatiegegevens van personeel opvragen en bijhouden: mag dat? Op het kruispunt tussen arbeidsrecht en de GDPR
14/06/2021

De vaccinatiecampagne draait op volle toeren, waardoor de kans toeneemt dat u als werkgever wordt geconfronteerd met een werknemer die zich (eventueel tijdens de werkuren) laat vaccineren.

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Communication à l’occasion du départ d'un travailleur : limitez-vous à l'essentiel

Communication à l’occasion du départ d'un travailleur : limitez-vous à l'essentiel
10/06/2021

Dans le cadre de l'exécution d’un contrat de travail, l’employeur est autorisé à informer ses collaborateurs du fait que le contrat d'un travailleur a pris fin.

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The New Standard Contractual Clauses for Transfers of Personal Data from the EU

The New Standard Contractual Clauses for Transfers of Personal Data from the EU
09/06/2021

On June 4, 2021, the European Commission (EC) issued its long-awaited updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs).  The publication of the SCCs is an important moment for the global business community 

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Data transfer tool – Adoption of new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses

Data transfer tool – Adoption of new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses
08/06/2021

In the absence of an adequacy decision or derogations, undertakings may only transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) if the latter have provided appropriate safeguards 

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