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Fifth freedom: the free flow of non-personal data

8-2-2019

  In addition to the existing freedoms  -free movement of people, services, goods and capital- the European Union will acquire a ‘fifth freedom’: the free flow of data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25 2018, harmonizes the European legislation with respect to personal data.  In adopting the new

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Update review Privacy Shield

23-10-2018

  Last week, the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield took place in Brussels. A crisis seems (for now) averted. In the joint press release of 19 October 2018, the EU and US emphasized that the increase in companies that had joined the Privacy Shield last year, illustrates the importance of this mechanism

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Annual review of the Privacy Shield: crisis averted?

16-10-2018

  On 18 October of this year, the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield will take place. Like last year, the chorus of critical voices has swelled in the past months. A (temporary) suspension of the Privacy Shield even seemed to be in the realm of possibilities, before it was announced that the

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3 steps to GDPR compliance

15-2-2018

  On 25 May 2018, the new Privacy Regulation, the GDPR, will enter into force. You can find GDPR updates on our dedicated webpage Data Protection Update. These updates provide you with clear guidelines and background information. However, which steps does your company actually need to take to prepare for the new Privacy Regulation? How

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Data protection at work: key points

15-2-2018

  The GDPR, the new Privacy Regulation that will enter into force on 25 May 2018, will also impact the privacy rights of employees. All new data protection rules following from the GDPR are also applicable to the processing of data of employees. In this respect, the GDPR does not entail large changes: for the

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