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Labour Court of Namur rules that electronic messages exchanged on Facebook do not have a confidential character that is protected by law

Belgium - April 19 2012 In a judgment of 10 November 2011, the Labour Court of Namur found that electronic messages exchanged via the website “Facebook” do not have a confidential character that is protected by law.

Co-authors: Erik Valgaeren.


Dutch government presents legislative proposal for changes to the Dutch Data Protection Act

Netherlands - April 19 2012 On 20 December 2011, the Dutch government started its consultations concerning changes to the Dutch Data Protection Act (“DDPA”).

Co-authors: Erik Valgaeren.


European Court of Justice rules that a general monitoring obligation is not compatible with EU law

Belgium, European Union - April 19 2012 On 24 November 2011, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that European law precludes the imposition of an injunction against internet service providers requiring it to install a general filtering system for the purpose of preventing illegal downloading activities.

Co-authors: Erik Valgaeren.


European Commission issues its proposal for the revision of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

European Union - April 19 2012 On 25 January 2012, the European Commission published its draft Regulation for a reform of the European data protection regulatory framework.

Co-authors: Erik Valgaeren.


Labour Court of Brussels finds that the Data Protection Act does not prevent employers from making available employee-related information

Belgium - April 19 2012 On 1 April 2011, the Labour Court of Brussels issued a judgment whereby it held that the Data Protection Act of 8 December 1992 (the “DPA”) does not prevent an employer from making available employee-related information to customers.

Co-authors: Erik Valgaeren.

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