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Name: Patrick Van Eecke
Date registered: 23 January 2013

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  1. EU: Getting foggy in the Safe Harbor – Privacy agreement between EU and US at stake? — 23 September 2015
  2. BELGIUM: Belgian Government Gives Green Light To A New Open Data Strategy — 6 August 2015
  3. EU: Football Financial Fair Play Regulations Referred to European Court of Justice — 10 July 2015
  4. EU: European Commission declares Audiovisual Media Services Directive rules open for debate — 8 July 2015
  5. BELGIUM – Belgian Privacy Commission publishes first official guidance on cookies — 8 June 2015

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EU: Getting foggy in the Safe Harbor – Privacy agreement between EU and US at stake?

By Patrick Van Eecke & Loretta Marshall Today an important statement was issued endangering the free flow of personal data from the European Union to the United States. Advocate General Bot issued his opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Facebook case on whether or not a national supervisory …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2015/09/getting-foggy-in-the-safe-harbor-privacy-agreement-between-eu-and-us-at-stake/

BELGIUM: Belgian Government Gives Green Light To A New Open Data Strategy

By Alexis Fierens and Joséphine De Ruyck On 24 July 2015, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved an ambitious federal Open Data Strategy to unlock the full potential of reusing public sector information (“PSI”). The strategy includes both a set of fifteen concrete guidelines as well as a legislative proposal, which would implement the latest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2015/08/belgium-belgian-government-gives-green-light-to-a-new-open-data-strategy/

EU: Football Financial Fair Play Regulations Referred to European Court of Justice

By Alexis Fierens and Joséphine De Ruyck In its judgment, the Court of First Instance of Brussels referred a case to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation and lawfulness of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (“FFP”) rules. The FFP rules are measured based on the simple principle of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2015/07/eu-football-financial-fair-play-regulations-referred-to-european-court-of-justice/

EU: European Commission declares Audiovisual Media Services Directive rules open for debate

On 6 July 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the current Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU (“AVMSD”), entitled “A media framework for the 21st century”. The aim of this public consultation, launched as a result of the rapidly shifting media landscape, is to invite all stakeholders, ranging from market players to individual …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2015/07/eu-european-commission-declares-audiovisual-media-services-directive-rules-open-for-debate/

BELGIUM – Belgian Privacy Commission publishes first official guidance on cookies

By Patrick van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Almost one year after the publication of the draft version, the Belgian Privacy Commission has recently issued the final version of its recommendation regarding the use of cookies (which can be consulted through the following links in Dutch language or in French language). Share this

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2015/06/belgium-belgian-privacy-commission-publishes-first-official-guidance-on-cookies/

BELGIUM: Belgian Privacy Commission fires its first warning shot to Facebook

By Patrick Van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Based on its on-going investigation of Facebook’s new terms and conditions, the Belgian Privacy Commission has issued a public recommendation (which can be consulted here in English language). The document focuses on the applicable law and competence of the Belgian Privacy Commission and on the use of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2015/05/belgium-belgian-privacycommission-fires-its-first-warning-shot-to-facebook/

GLOBAL: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy

By Patrick Van Eecke & Julie De Bruyn Last week, the increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities. Share this

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2014/12/24-privacy-authorities-worldwide-call-for-more-mobile-app-privacy/

Europe’s Right to be forgotten: update on implementation guidelines

By Patrick Van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Last week we wrote that the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party 29”) has adopted guidelines relating to the implementation of the European Court of Justice’s Google ruling on the right to be forgotten. Click here for a previous blog post on this ruling. These guidelines have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2014/12/europes-right-to-be-forgotten-update-on-implementation-guidelines/

Europe: Right to be forgotten guidelines adopted by WP29

By Patrick Van Eecke & Julie De Bruyn The Article 29 Working Party, the European data protection advisory body consisting of representatives of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, announced yesterday that they have adopted guidelines – for national data protection authorities – on the implementation of the Court of Justice’s ruling on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2014/11/europe-right-to-be-forgotten-guidelines-adopted-by-wp29/

USA: Connected Cars & Privacy: Automotive industry adopts consumer privacy principles

by Patrick Van Eecke and Julie De Bruyn Last week proved to be an important week for privacy and data protection in the US: while representatives of the European Commission were negotiating with US representatives on government surveillance and the extension of the US Privacy Act to EU citizens, the US Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.dlapiper.com/mediaandsport/2014/11/connected-cars-privacy-automotive-industry-adopts-consumer-privacy-principles/

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