Category: Information Technology

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

Ensure at all times that your data processor implements appropriate technical and organizational measures; otherwise, you might be fined!

On 18 July 2017, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) imposed a fine of €40,000 on a rental car company for negligence. The latter did not sufficiently monitor the activities of its data processor. What happened? Personal data of tens thousands of members of its loyalty program (e.g. ... Read More