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United Kingdom Surveillance Fails To Protect Privacy And Provides Insufficient Safeguards For Freedom Of Expression
Article 8 of the Convention protects an individual's right to respect for private and family life both at home and in correspondence.
European Union
7 Nov 2018
Brussels Court Finds Facebook Cookies In Breach Of Data Protection Laws And Imposes € 250,000 Daily Penalty To End Infringement
On 16 February 2018, the Dutch-language Brussels Court of First Instance (Nederlandstalige Rechtbank van Eerste Aanleg te Brussel/Tribunal de Première Instance néerlandophone de Bruxelles – the "Court") ...
27 Mar 2018
ECJ Clarifies Extent Of Consumer Jurisdictional Privilege In Relation To Personal And Assigned Claims For Breach Of Data Rights
Facebook contested the jurisdiction of the Austrian court, which therefore asked for clarification from the ECJ in the form of a preliminary reference.
European Union
6 Mar 2018
National Courts Must Assess Legality Of General Data Retention Obligation
On 21 December 2016, the ECJ handed down a judgment concerning the interpretation of Article 15(1) of Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and communications . . .
European Union
27 Feb 2017
Facebook Wins Privacy Appeal Before Belgian Court Of Appeal
The case on the merits between the Privacy Commission and Facebook is scheduled to be heard in the autumn of 2017.
6 Sep 2016
New Secretary Of State Presents Privacy Policy For Upcoming Year
On 2 June 2016, the Belgian Secretary of State responsible for privacy matters, Philippe De Backer, presented a policy note which sets out his plans in the area of privacy/data protection.
13 Jul 2016
Belgian Supreme Court Holds That Right To Be Forgotten Extends To Newspaper Archives
Dr. O.G. had been involved in a car accident causing the death of two persons. This accident was reported in the November 1994 edition of Le Soir featuring a specific reference to Dr. O.G.'s name and surname.
15 Jun 2016
Belgian Privacy Commission Publishes Opinion On Cloud Computing
On 25 February 2016, the Belgian Privacy Commission published an opinion on cloud computing by data controllers.
13 May 2016
Article 29 Working Party Issues Important Opinion On EU – US Privacy Shield
The Opinion notes that the Privacy Shield regime introduces many welcome improvements and is a "large step forward" for data protection.
European Union
13 May 2016
EU-US Privacy Shield | European Commission Makes Documents Public
On 29 February 2016, after more than two years of negotiations with the US Department of Commerce, the European Commission released the legal texts that will put in place the EU-US Privacy Shield...
20 Mar 2016
Brussels Court Orders Facebook To Cease Registration Of Personal Data Of Non-Facebook Users
The case hinges upon Facebook's use of a specific cookie, called the "datr" cookie, which Facebook argues to be necessary for the security and protection of its services.
21 Dec 2015
ECJ Invalidates Safe Harbour Regime Governing Transfers Of Personal Data From EU To US
On 6 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") invalidated the European Commission Safe Harbour Decision (Case C-362/14 (Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner)).
European Union
17 Nov 2015
Advocate General Declares US Safe Harbour "Invalid"
The EU and US authorities are currently negotiating an update of the Safe Harbour principles.
European Union
20 Oct 2015
Belgian Privacy Commission Urges Facebook To Improve Compliance
On 13 May 2015, the Belgian Privacy Commission published a recommendation regarding Facebook's use of personal data.
17 Jun 2015
Article 29 Working Party Adopts Cooperation Procedure For Approval Of Contractual Clauses
Most EU Member States require that a contractual clause should obtain a national permission or prior authorisation.
European Union
9 Jan 2015
EU Data Protection Rules May Apply To Home Surveillance Cameras
The ECJ refused to exempt surveillance cameras in a private home from data protection rules.
European Union
9 Jan 2015
Article 29 Working Party Publishes Guidelines On Right To Be Forgotten
The Guidelines recall that the ECJ's judgment has made it clear that search engine operators process personal data and therefore qualify as data controllers.
European Union
9 Jan 2015
ECJ Refines Notion Of Personal Data And Defines Right Of Access To Such Data
The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down an interesting judgment providing further guidance on what constitutes personal data for the purpose of EU law.
European Union
13 Oct 2014
ECJ Obliges Search Engine Operators To Delete Personal Data And Implement "Right To Be Forgotten"
On 13 May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a significant judgment regarding the protection of personal data on the Internet.
European Union
24 Jun 2014
Article 29 Working Party Opinion On Legitimate Interests Of Data Controller
The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted an opinion analysing the criteria set down in Article 7(f) of Directive 95/46/EC.
European Union
24 Jun 2014
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