Author: Nicolas Roland

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) in operation? Watch out! There are some action points to work on over the coming weeks and months in case of surveillance cameras

If you place cameras, you have certain obligations that you need to fulfil. Depending on the location of your cameras (e.g. a shop vs a company’s office) and the related purpose(s) (e.g. surveillance vs educational), different legal obligations may apply. If you operate a surveillance camera ... Read More

Offering WIFI to your customers in your premises ? Do you have to notify yourself as an operator to the Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT)?

No, at least not anymore. Pursuant to Article 8 of the Act of 31 July 2017 containing various provisions relating to electronic communications that has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 12 September 2017 (the Act), such a notification is only required for publicly accessible ... Read More

Monitoring of an employee’s use of the Internet might violate his right to privacy if not properly done!

In its landmark decision of 5 September 2017 (Barbulescu v. Romania, 61496/08), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that, in the case at stake and notwithstanding their margin of appreciation, the national courts failed to strike a fair balance between the competing ... Read More