Carolien Michielsen

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Part three - GDPR and public law: To retroact or not?

Belgium - July 6 2019 Since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became applicable almost one year ago, multiple questions have arisen about its interaction…

General data retention obligation once again under legal crossfire

Belgium, European Union - February 24 2017 The difficult history behind the data retention legislation, i.e., Data Retention Directive 2006/24, at both European and national levels is quite…

Belgian Act on Passenger Name Records published

Belgium, European Union - February 24 2017 On 25 January 2017, the Belgian Act on the processing of passenger name records (“PNR Act”) was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. The PNR Act…

Court of Appeal rejects the Belgian courts’ jurisdictional competence regarding Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland

Belgium, European Union - October 13 2016 On 29 June 2016 the Court of Appeal of Brussels rejected the suit filed by the Belgian Privacy Commission against Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland and…

GDPR: The DPO, a mole inside your company?

European Union - October 18 2016 The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) introduces a new important role in the data protection scheme: the so-called Data Protection Officer…