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Privacy and Data Protection Newsletter - November 2019 edition

Cyber Security Awareness Month

The EU has designated October as the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). In this regard, the Center for Cyber security Belgium (CCB) and the Cyber Security Coalition (CSC) have announced a joint campaign to raise awareness around the problem of “phishing” in Belgium.

The Facebook like button from a privacy law perspective

On 29 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released its judgement on its latest data protection legislation court case involving the Facebook Like button which is incorporated on a third party website. Such social plug-ins allow the transfer of personal data of website visitors, such as their IP address or browser.

First penalty by Belgian Data Protection Authority

On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) imposed an administrative fine on a Belgian politician for a breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data flows tussen de EU en het Verenigd Koninkrijk in het geval van een ‘no deal’-Brexit

Op heden is het risico dat het Verenigd Koninkrijk de Europese Unie vanaf 30 maart 2019 verlaat zonder meer, bestaande, tenzij de termijn van 29 maart 2019 zou worden uitgesteld of er alsnog een akkoord (zgn. Brexit-deal) zou gesloten worden tussen het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de EU.

Data flows between the EU and the UK in case of a No-Deal Brexit

Should the UK leave the EU without a deal what happens to the flow of data between the EU and the UK? Guidance from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) brings some clarity.

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