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Possibly ‘Google light’ in Europe thanks to questions from French Conseil d’État on privacy law and the right to be forgotten

Possibly ‘Google light’ in Europe thanks to questions from French Conseil d’État on privacy law and the right to be forgotten

Over 3 years ago, the European Court of Justice gave the famous Costeja ruling. Since then, it has been clear that search engines are also bound by privacy law and can (therefore) receive correction and removal requests. Privacy law also puts additional strict rules on the processing of so-called special ... Read More »

From 1 July 2017, Cloud providers and other IT suppliers are obliged to pass on client records to the receiver in the event of bankruptcy free of charge

From 1 July 2017, Cloud providers and other IT suppliers are obliged to pass on client records to the receiver in the event of bankruptcy free of charge

Over 3 years ago, the government launched a bill to strengthen the position of the receiver. I previously wrote a blog on this bill and the consequences it has for IT suppliers. The bill has in the meantime reached the finishing line virtually unscathed and will come into force on ... Read More »

To what extent are companies allowed to imitate products? A new general ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court

To what extent are companies allowed to imitate products? A new general ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court

In the Netherlands, all products and their packaging, in some circumstances, are in principle protected against ‘slavish’ imitation. Now, the Dutch Supreme Court has explained – in a case involving jewellery – which conditions the claimant must meet if he wants claim this type of protection successfully. Criteria for slavish ... Read More »

Advertising rules for vloggers, influencers and human to human advertisement

Advertising rules for vloggers, influencers and human to human advertisement

It has been nearly 3 years since the Social Media Advertising Code was introduced. The code contains advertising rules for vloggers, influencers and human to human advertisements. Payment for content? According to the Dutch Advertising Code Foundation, it is sometimes unclear for consumers that companies pay for messages, blogs and ... Read More »

What Is Blockchain? Why Does It Matter? Observations As North Carolina’s Virtual Currency Legislation Goes Into Effect

What Is Blockchain? Why Does It Matter? Observations As North Carolina’s Virtual Currency Legislation Goes Into Effect

J. K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter included an array of amazing artifacts; our personal favorites were the books and pictures that changed themselves. Two decades later, a world of Kindles and iPads echoes the wonders of Potter. Now imagine that Rowling’s world included a magic ledger. Every human had ... Read More »

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