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18.10.2019
Freitag

Europe – European Court of Justice rules on the scope of the ‘right to be forgotten’ for search engines

Two recent European Court of Justice cases have given guidance on the scope of the ‘right to be forgotten’.
The European Court of Justice has published its rulings in two prominent cases addressing the scope of ‘the right to be forgotten’ under EU privacy laws. Both cases involved Google and the French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (‘CNIL’). Ganzen Artikel lesen

11.10.2019
Freitag

Netherlands – Employee awarded damages for breach of the GDPR

The Netherlands Employee Insurance Agency has been ordered to pay EUR 250 damages to an employee whose personal health information was accidentally sent to her new employer.
On 2 September 2019, the Amsterdam District Court rendered an interesting ruling on compensation for damages after a violation of the GDPR by the UWV (the Employee Insurance Agency). It is one of the first judgments about a claim for damages as a result of violation of the GDPR in an employment law context and the court has taken the time to elaborate this carefully in the judgment. Ganzen Artikel lesen

13.09.2019
Freitag

Finland – New Working Hours Act brings changes to working hour arrangements

New rules on flexible working that will take effect in January 2020 will allow employees in Finland greater freedom over where and when they work. The new Working Hours Act will enter into force on 1 January 2020. The goal of this legislative reform is to modernise the regulation of working hours and in particular, to take into account the special features of expert work, increasingly common in today’s world. Ganzen Artikel lesen

30.08.2019
Freitag

European Court of Justice – A ‘Like’ button on your website? Then you are a joint data controller with Facebook!

Website operators who feature a ‘Like’ button have been ruled to be joint controllers for data protection purposes in a recent European Court of Justice judgement. In a judgment of 29 July 2019 (Fashion ID GmbH & Co, C-40/17) the European Court of Justice ruled that operators of a website that features a ‘Like’ button are controllers jointly with Facebook.  Ganzen Artikel lesen

26.07.2019
Freitag

UK – employment rights in a no-deal Brexit

What might a ‘no-deal’ Brexit mean for UK employment rights? What could employers do now to prepare? And what might the future hold in a no-deal scenario? With new Prime Minister Boris Johnson clear that he would be prepared to leave the EU without a deal if necessary and current legislation committing the UK to leaving the EU at 23:00 on 31 October, this article revisits the employment law implications of a no-deal Brexit.  Ganzen Artikel lesen