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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


Implementation of the Posted Workers Reform Directive in Germany

On 28 June 2018, the EU Posted Workers Reform Directive (2018/957) (the "Reform Directive") was passed, which contains extensive changes to the EU Posted Workers Directive of 1996 (96/71/EC). The implementation into EU Member State national law must now take place by 30 July 2020. Under German law, this especially means that the Posted Workers Act (Arbeitnehmerentsendegesetz - AEntG), which currently implements the (old) Posted Workers Directive, needs to be amended. Ganzen Artikel lesen


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


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


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