Privacy

EU-US Privacy Shield to replace safe harbour

Submitted by Thomas Baudewijn on February 4, 2016

The European Commission has announced via a press release that it has reached an agreement with the United States that will make transatlantic personal data flows possible again. Such a framework was badly needed since the European Court of Justice annulled the legal basis of the safe harbor system which left everyone scratching their head on how EU personal data could still be processed in the US.

Electronic communication can be monitored by the employer

Submitted by Thomas Baudewijn on January 21, 2016

Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment that has gotten quite some attention in mainstream media. The Court decided that an employer can indeed under certain circumstances monitor the electronic communications of its employees. This can however hardly be considered as a surprise.