Laurens Dauwe

Since joining Stibbe Brussels in 2008, Laurens has specialised in all aspects of information technology law including internet law, computer law, communications law, and data protection.

Laurens handles many complex issues within the TMT practice group in Brussels. These include IT contracts on outsourcing and software development, electronic communications, privacy and protection of personal data, and IT litigation.

He has a Master of Laws from Catholic University Leuven (KUL) (2007). He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in information communications and technology law from Catholic University Leuven (KUL) (2008).

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2008

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Brussels Court orders Facebook to stop collecting personal data of non-members

Articles - Facebook uses “datr-cookies” to collect personal data of non-members. These datr-cookies are automatically installed on the browsers of non-members when they visit a Facebook.com webpage. Facebook also makes use of so-called “social plugins” on third-party websites, which allows internet users to use some of the functionalities offered by Facebook, such as “like”, “share”, or commenting on a webpage.

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24.02.2017 BE law
Belgium imposes identification obligation on users of prepaid calling cards and postpaid subscribers

Articles - On 1 September 2016, the Belgian legislator adopted the Act amending Article 127 of the Act of 13 June 2005 regarding electronic communications and Article 16/2 of the Act of 30 November 1998 regarding the intelligence and security services (the “Act”). Afterwards on 27 November 2016, the Belgian government also adopted the Royal Decree setting forth the conditions for the identification of users of prepaid calling cards (the “Royal Decree”).

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07.10.2015 NL law
Data transfers to the US: the European Court of Justice declares that the EU Commission’s Safe Harbour Decision is invalid

Articles - The Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) provides that European companies may transfer personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area if such a country ensures an adequate level of personal data protection.

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27.01.2017 EU law
GDPR, What's in it for you?

Articles - The GDPR is the single most important change in the data protection landscape since the 1995 Privacy Directive. It will have a profound impact on the way processing of personal data will be organized and how companies will prioritize the item of data processing on their corporate agenda. Companies involved in the processing of personal data having a connection with the EU will have no choice but to comply and respect the requirements.

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