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European Commission Invites Google To Submit Remedies To Address Alleged Abuse Of Dominance Concerns
On 21 May 2012, the Commission issued a press statement inviting Google to submit remedies to address four concerns it identified pursuant to the antitrust investigation it launched.
European Union
15 Jun 2012
New Bill Amending Various Rules On Data Protection And Electronic Communications
On 5 April 2012, a new bill amending various provisions concerning Electronic Communications (the "Bill") was submitted to the Belgian Parliament.
15 Jun 2012
EU Commission Proposes New Data Protection Regulation Including Various New Obligations For Companies And Stringent Enforcement Rules
On January 25, 2012, the EU Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of existing EU data protection rules.
European Union
29 May 2012
Article 29 WP And EDPS Comment On Data Protection Reform Package
On 23 March 2012, the Article 29 Working Party, an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy comprised of a representative of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, a representative of the European Data Protection Supervisor and a representative of the European Commission, published its opinion on the European Commission’s data protection reform proposals (see, this Newsletter, Volume 2012, No. 1, p. 6 and No. 2, p. 3).
European Union
9 May 2012
European Commission’s Draft General Regulation On Data Protection Provides For Ground-Breaking Changes
On 25 January 2012, the European Commission (the "Commission") adopted a legislative proposal for a reform of the EU data protection regulatory framework.
European Union
2 Apr 2012
European Commission Presents Data Protection Reform
On 25 January 2012, the European Commission proposed a legislative package to reform the European data protection rules.
European Union
15 Feb 2012
Data Protection Directive Provides For Complete Harmonisation Says ECJ
In a judgment of 24 November 2011, the Court of Justice of the EU (the "ECJ") interpreted Article 7 (f) of Directive 95/46 of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data (the "Data Protection Directive").
European Union
1 Feb 2012
Article 29 Working Party Explains Notion Of "Consent" Under EU Data Protection Directive
On 13 July 2011, the Article 29 Working Party (the "Working Party"), the independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy, adopted an opinion on the definition of consent (WP 187) (the "Opinion").
1 Sep 2011
Belgian Privacy Commission Launches Public Consultation On Cyber Surveillance
On 15 July 2011 the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (Commissie voor de bescherming van de persoonlijke levenssfeer/Commission de la protection de la vie privée – the "Privacy Commission") launched a public consultation on cyber surveillance.
29 Aug 2011
Belgian Regulators Adopt Draft Decisions Opening up Market for Television and Internet Distribution
On 21 December 2010, the four Belgian telecommunications regulators each published a draft decision (the "Draft Decisions") which aims at opening up the Belgian market for television and internet distribution.
25 Jan 2011
Supreme Court Clarifies Key Concepts of Camera Law
In a judgment dated 5 October 2010, the Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie/Cour de Cassation – the "Court") clarified certain key concepts of the Law of 21 March 2007 regulating the placement and use of surveillance cameras (Wet tot regeling van de plaatsing en het gebruik van bewakingscamera’s/Loi réglant l'installation et l'utilisation de caméras de surveillance) (the "Camera Law").
19 Jan 2011
European Court Of Justice Declines Jurisdiction To Rule On Preliminary Reference From A National TV Regulator
On 22 December 2010, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") declined jurisdiction to answer a question for a preliminary ruling referred by the Licensing and Control Authority (Collège d’autorisation et de contrôle) of the Belgian French-speaking Broadcasting Authority (Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel).
17 Jan 2011
Merger Control - Member State Level
In a decision of 29 November 2010, the Belgian Competition Council amended a condition that was imposed in 2003 on cable network operator Telenet’s acquisition of pay-TV provider Canal+.
11 Jan 2011
EU Antitrust Briefing: A Standard Year For The European Commission
At the end of 2009, the European Commission closed two long-running investigations into misuse of market power afforded to companies whose patented technology had been incorporated into industry standards: the Rambus case and the Qualcomm case.
30 Mar 2010
Piracy and E-Commence Update
On October 9, 2007, in Opinion 8/2007 and Opinion 9/2007 respectively, the Article 29 Working Party assessed the adequacy of data protection law in Jersey and in the Faroe Islands in light of the criteria set out in its document on the transfer of personal data.
European Union
26 Jun 2008
Google News Service Infringes On Newspaper Publishers´ Copyright
On 13 February 2007, the Brussels Court of First Instance found Google Inc. guilty of copyright violations as a result of its unauthorised reproduction and making available to the public of newspaper content, including full articles, headlines, snippets of text and pictures.
29 Nov 2007
Technological Protection Measures on CD’s
Test-Achats, a Belgian consumer organization, filed copyright infringement claims against four leading music companies for their use of technological protection measures on various CDs.
8 Apr 2005
EU Data Protection Requirements: An Overview for Employers
Many foreign companies operating in the European Union (the "EU") are unaware that their traditional business practices may violate EU and Member State laws regarding personal data protection. The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the "Directive") regulates the collection, use, and transfer of individually identifiable personal information about employees, such as name, address, telephone number, and marital status, as well as information such as salary, bonuses, terms of an employment cont
15 Apr 2004
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