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Copyright Developments in Europe - Sabam, TalkTalk cases shed light on internet filtering

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Belgium, France, United Kingdom
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  • July 19 2011

What should be the role of internet intermediaries in fighting illegal content?

Belgian criminal court fines Yahoo! for non-disclosure of personal data to Public Prosecutor

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • Belgium
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  • March 16 2009

On 2 March 2009, a Belgian Criminal court (Tribunal correctionnel de Termonde, No. DE 20.95.160825) fined Yahoo! Inc., 55,000 ($69,598) for refusing to disclose to a Belgian Public Prosecutor the personal data of its e-mail users who were under criminal investigation for fraud

Brussels Court of Appeal decision - 28 January 2010

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Belgium
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  • April 21 2011

The Court of Appeal decided, before examining the technical feasibility of filtering measures, to seek a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding whether a requirement on an Internet Access Provider to implement traffic-filtering mechanisms is consistent with EU legislation (and more precisely with its IP, e-Commerce, Data protection and e-Privacy regulations) as well as with the fundamental right of privacy and freedom of expression

Belgian Supreme Court introduces concept of reasonable expectation of privacy

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • Belgium
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  • December 15 2008

On September 9, 2008, the Belgian Supreme Court (Court de Cassation), ruling in a criminal case, interpreted the secrecy of electronic communications in light of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 17 of UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Right to Privacy