COTY: Preventing luxury goods from being sold on Amazon

On 6 December the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘ECJ’) ruled in the case of Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH that a supplier of luxury goods can prohibit its authorised distributors from selling those goods via third-party…

Creation of the Belgian Data Protection Authority

What’s in a name? On the 25th of May 2018, the day from which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CVPV/CBPL) will change its name to the Belgian Data Protection…

Uber faces ECJ challenge as court rules it is ‘a transport service'

Ride-sharing app Uber was again left reeling by a legal decision last month after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that the firm is essentially a transport, not information sharing service. The European court issued a decision…

New Year’s Data Protection headache?

The General Data Protection Regulation or ‘GDPR’ will apply throughout the EEA, to all sectors of economic activity, from 25 May 2018. It establishes much stricter requirements to be able to practical compliance with the new data protection…