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Proposal for an EU regulation on the free flow of non-personal data

European Union - September 29 2017 On 13 September 2017, the EU Parliament and Council have issued a proposal for a regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in…

Erik Valgaeren

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…

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…

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…