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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


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


Trending: Facebook fined, breaches European data privacy laws
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Belgium, European Union
  • November 10 2015

Facebook is yet again being tagged in a breach of data protection laws, but this time it’s ‘checking-in’ to a European court in Brussels, Belgium. A


Court of Cassation definitively confirms Yahoo!’s obligation to cooperate with law enforcement agencies
  • Stibbe
  • Belgium
  • January 7 2016

On 1 December 2015, the Court of Cassation dismissed an appeal lodged by Yahoo! against the ruling of the Court of Appeal of Antwerpen of 20 November


Brussels Court orders Facebook to stop collecting personal data of non-members
  • Stibbe
  • Belgium
  • November 12 2015

Facebook uses "datr-cookies" to collect personal data of non-members. These datr-cookies are automatically installed on the browsers of non-members


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


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?


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


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 - Facebook faced with a daily fine of EUR 250,000 for profiling data subjects
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Belgium
  • December 16 2015

In a preliminary ruling the court in Brussels has charged Facebook with a daily fine of EUR 250,000 for breaches involving the profiling of data