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The Data Retention Saga Continues: European Court of Justice and EU Member States Scrutinize National Data Retention Laws
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, European Union, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
  • August 11 2016

Triggering a landslide of legislative reforms and legal battles, the European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) landmark judgment of April 8, 2014, Digital


Belgian criminal court fines Yahoo! for non-disclosure of personal data to Public Prosecutor
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Belgium
  • 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


Belgium Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Belgium, European Union
  • January 5 2017

Since June an audit engagement for listed companies, banks, insurers and settlements institutions is limited to 10 years, extendable to 20 years if


Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, Issue 9 - March 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, USA, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan
  • March 17 2016

For decades, EU data protection rules have set some of the world's highest standards of data protection and are currently undergoing significant


Global privacy & cybersecurity update Issue 8 - November 2015
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, USA, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico
  • November 16 2015

In July, President Obama appointed Dr. Raymond Cook to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence Community, Office of the


Facebook sentenced to a daily fine of 250,000 Euros by a Belgian court
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Belgium
  • November 10 2015

Once again, Facebook is in the spotlight. On November 9, following the Recommendation 042015 of May 13, 2015, issued by the Belgian Data Protection


Court of Cassation: right to privacy encompasses (online) ‘right to be forgotten’
  • Stibbe
  • Belgium
  • October 13 2016

On 29 April 2016, the Court of Cassation dismissed an appeal lodged by the Belgian newspaper Le Soir against the ruling of the Court of Appeal of


Belgian Supreme Court introduces concept of reasonable expectation of privacy
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Belgium
  • 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


Brussels Court of Appeal decision - 28 January 2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium
  • 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


Copyright Developments in Europe - Sabam, TalkTalk cases shed light on internet filtering
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Belgium, France, United Kingdom
  • July 19 2011

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