Droit des télécommunications


The two sides of the ECS coin

The two sides of the ECS coin
11/07/2019

The concept of ‘electronic communications service’ (“ECS”) defined in Article 2(c) of Directive 2002/21/EC (“Framework Directive”) has been interpreted in two decisions of the ECJ in June 2019: C?142/18 Skype communications and C-193/18 Google LLC.

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Skype: a telecom operator according to the ECJ

Skype: a telecom operator according to the ECJ
27/06/2019

The article 9(1) of the Law of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications (‘LEC’), transposing into Belgian law the Directive 2002/21/EC of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (‘Framework Directive’), provides for a notification obligation for the electronic communications services providers before starting their activity.

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Taylor Swift is Watching You Watching Her

Taylor Swift is Watching You Watching Her
18/03/2019

In 2018, face recognition technology (“FRT”) stumbled from childhood into adolescence in commercial applications. It evolved from being used primarily as a gimmick to unlock your phone or retrieve pictures of specific persons within your 60K pictures

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Le RGPD Apres Six Mois: Bilan De L’Autorite Belge De Protection Des Donnees

Le RGPD Apres Six Mois: Bilan De L’Autorite Belge De Protection Des Donnees
25/12/2018

Après que différentes autorités de contrôle étrangères aient publié des statistiques, l’Autorité belge de Protection des Données (“APD”) a elle aussi dressé un premier bilan.

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Sextorsion ? Comment se prémunir des dangers du cybersex

Sextorsion ? Comment se prémunir des dangers du cybersex
30/11/2018

Les technologies de l’information et de la communication, dont les réseaux sociaux, ont révolutionné le quotidien d’une grande partie de la population.

Cette influence se fait également sentir dans le domaine de l’intime et de la vie sexuelle. 

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Geoblockingverordening in werking op 4 december 2018

Geoblockingverordening in werking op 4 december 2018
07/11/2018

De EU wil met de Geoblockverordening (Verordening (EU) 2018/302) discriminatie van klanten op grond van nationaliteit, of verblijfplaats bij online-verkoop aanpakken. Het is immers nog al te vaak zo dat webshops verschillende prijs- of verkoopsvoorwaarden hanteren in functie van het land van waaruit een potentiële klant hun website bezoekt.

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New camera surveillance rules

New camera surveillance rules
24/09/2018

The revised Belgian Surveillance Camera Act (“Act”) entered into force on 25 May 2018, at the same time as the GDPR. The Act applies to all cameras that monitor and supervise an area for the purpose of preventing, establishing or detecting crime or disturbance and maintaining order. In comparison to the former act, the Act imposes extra requirements on the use of surveillance cameras.

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The Revised Video Surveillance Act

The Revised Video Surveillance Act
17/07/2018

The Act of 31 March 2007 governing the installation and use of surveillance cameras (hereinafter the "Video Surveillance Act") has been revised due to the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter the "GDPR") on 25 May of this year.

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Industrie uit bezorgdheden over nieuwe spam- en cookiewetgeving

Industrie uit bezorgdheden over nieuwe spam- en cookiewetgeving
02/06/2018

Verschillende Europese belangenorganisaties hebben grote bezorgdheden geuit bij de actuele tekst van het ontwerp van “ePrivacyverordening”. Dat hebben ze gedaan in een gezamenlijke brief aan de Europese Raad naar aanleiding van de zitting van de Raad voor Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie van 8 juni 2018.

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Adidas Wins Battle over Three Parallel Stripes Trade Mark

Adidas Wins Battle over Three Parallel Stripes Trade Mark
09/05/2018

In its judgment of 1 March 2018 in case T-629/16, the General Court of the European Union (the “Court”) dismissed the appeal brought by Shoe Branding Europe BVBA (“SB”) against the decision of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) to refuse registration for its trade mark following the opposition filed by Adidas AG (“Adidas”).

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