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With increasingly complex national and international legislations, our team of specialists are always on hand to support our clients.

Data Protection

Now more than ever, managing privacy compliance is a priority for all our clients. To that end, we provide experienced pragmatism on effective information governance on a daily basis.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of the privacy and data protection specialisms we provide our clients. Our expertise covers a wide range of sectors, including regulated industries such as telecom, utilities, health, finance and the public sector.

We act on matters for businesses and government agencies in complex areas such as global compliance reviews, whistleblowing schemes, data transfers outside the European Economic Area and investigations by data protection authorities. We also act swiftly when clients face cybercrime, IT attacks or data breaches.

Our close working relationships with other leading law firms in jurisdictions around the world, ensures that any cross-border matter is dealt with in a coordinated and efficient way.

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The acclaimed IT practice covers cloud computing, data protection and privacy and outsourcing.

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"I go to Stibbe for its dedication to the success of its clients, its hard-working attitude, its support in the sometimes difficult context of a deal and its invaluable experience"

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Eén Europese standaard voor bescherming persoonsgegevens

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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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24.02.2017 NL law
District Court The Hague: WhatsApp is more than data transition medium and must appoint Dutch representative

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Skype Luxembourg condemned in Belgium for refusing to set up wiretap

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Belgian Act on “Alert-SMS”: warning messages about imminent danger or major disaster

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