Privacy Newsletter - Special Edition
Personal data has become an
important asset of many corporations and therefore data protection, processing
of personal data and fundamental right of the data subjects are concepts that
keep companies occupied, especially since the adoption of the new General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 27 April 2016.
Although the General Data Protection
Regulation will not be applicable until 25 May 2018 businesses best prepare
today and get familiar with the changed concepts and new rules and
Therefore we are happy to present to
you this newsletter entirely devoted to data protection and the new GDPR.
For further information or questions
on data protection and privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Griet Verfaillie has earned
We are very proud to announce that Griet Verfaillie, partner of our law firm, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Guide to the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The European Parliament and Council adopted the General Data
Protection Regulation 2016/679 on 27 April 2016, which should provide the same level of protection, obligations and responsibilities in all member states.
Notification obligation of a
personal data breach
Each controller has the obligation to notify a breach of personal data to the supervisory authority.
Legal grounds for the
processing of personal data :
consent or legitimate intrest
There are six legal grounds for
processing of personal data: (i) Consent, (ii) Performance of a
contract, (iii) Compliance with a legal obligation, (iv) Protection of
vital intrests, (v) Public interest of official authority and (vi)
The Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Controllers and processors of personal data can be obligated to appoint a Data Protection officer (DPO).
The use of video recordings as evidence
Since a couple of years, the public life has seen an exponential increase of the use of video recording equipment. The question remains under which conditions video equipment can be installed and to which extent video recordings can be allowed as evidence.
The EU-US Privacy Shield
On 12 July 2016, 7 months after the famous Schrems judgment of the
European Court of Justice, the European Commission adopted the EU-US
Privacy Shield. However, the question remains whether the
Privacy Shield will be considered to be in conformity with the Data Protection Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Dynamic IP Addresses can be Personal Data
On 19 October 2016, the European Court of Justice decided that dynamic IP addresses can be regarded as personal data in the sense of the Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (Privacy Directive).
means that the storing or processing of dynamic IP addresses will be
subject to the conditions of the Privacy Directive (and soon the GDPR).
How to exercise your
right to be forgotten
The European Court of Justice confirmed dat every individual has the right to exercise his right to be forgotten and to request that search results relating to him will be removed.
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