Authors: Luc Bigel and Hamza Akli 

On 24 January 2023, France’s Orientation and Programming Law (“LOPMI“) was enacted and published the next day in the Official Journal.

LOPMI introduces amendments to the insurability of losses and damages paid in response to cyber-attacks, including in relation to ransom payments – requiring that the payment
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On 15th March 2023, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) issued updated Guidance on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection. The updated Guidance follows ‘requests from UK industry to clarify requirements for fairness in AI” and aims to support the UK government’s vision of a “pro-innovation approach to AI
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Authors:  Heidi Waem and Simon Verschaeve

On 21 February 2023, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority ruled on a case relating to the lawfulness of a geolocation tracking system for employee vehicles used by a public authority. The decision not only sets out the conditions for the use of such systems, but
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Authors: Jim Sullivan, John Magee, Rachel De Souza & Christopher Connell

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB” or the “Board”) on 28 February 2023, released its non-binding opinion on the draft adequacy decision underlying the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”). The Board welcomed the “substantial improvements” to
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Data protection compensation claims continue to manifest themselves. Understanding a data incident, and how to respond in an appropriate manner, is vital to combatting this growing threat.

Judgments through 2022 continued to be largely favourable to those facing such claims. But the threat still exists.

On Thursday, 2 March 2023, David Cook and Benjamin Fellows
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Authors: Heidi Waem and Simon Verschaeve

The arrival of the internet has revolutionized the advertising landscape, and since the appearance of the first banner ad in 1994, innovative technologies have been developed in the field of online advertising. Since then, new stakeholders, such as online platforms, have emerged and a whole spectrum of new digital
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Author: Keri Bennett

As of February 1, 2023, two new sections of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”) and associated regulations are in force. All public bodies governed by FIPPA in the province of British Columbia (generally speaking all government ministries and the broader public sector) 

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