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What an employer can legally ask to monitor about user activity

I work for a Belgian company as systems engineer, and I'm asked by the HR department to give them logs of a specific user's activity. This is about a concern they have when it comes to this user's ...
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Do I need a VAT number for money earned through ads or app sales (Belgium)

I'm wondering if you need a VAT/BTW number in Belgium for money you could earn by doing one or both of the following: Creating an Android/IOS app (free time) and sell it Earn ad revenue (e.g. Admob) ...
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I bought an apartment on plan and it doesn't seems to respect the acoustic standards. What can I do?

I bought in 2015 an apartment on plan (Belgium). In the specifications it was mentioned that the belgian acoustic standard of 2008 "NBN S 01-400-1" would be respected. I received the keys in November ...
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How can I object to a traffic fine subsequently when I didn't know the formalities?

On a recent visit to Belgium, I was fined for an alleged traffic offence as a pedestrian. In brief, I didn't notice an order by hand signal, because it was given outside my field of view. I doubt that ...
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How can the Belgium law allowing Belgium-funded research to be made open access be retroactive?

Belgium recently passed a law allowing researchers to make any of their article open access if the majority of the research funding came from Belgian public funding. The law is retroactive. How can ...
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Do employees have personal liability when working for a company that violates the GDPR?

I work for a company that doesn't take privacy laws very seriously. As far as I can tell, they're woefully unprepared for GDPR and don't seem to care very much. My tasks mainly consist of software ...
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Is it possible to be a Belgian civilian without a first name?

I work for a company in the Netherlands and someone who wants to fill in our job application form tells us he cannot do so because according to him, he does not have a first name. This makes things ...
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Is it legal to use digital copy if physical copy is broken/lost

I make digital copies of CD/DVD/Vinyls I buy and use those copies myself (on my phone/tablet/laptop). I am free to use those copies because I purchased the physical version. If I lose or break the ...
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Website harrassing for payment for a trip I did not book.

For the past few day I am receiving emails in my gmail account from a travel company based in Belgium, SEE-EU asking for a payment of around 1000 euros for a trip to Switzerland. Initially I did not ...
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Are there legal ways to get out of jury duty?

I have a mental disability called high-functioning autism. The biggest relevant effect is an increased social ineptitude, to the point that even thinking about the possibility of having to do jury ...
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Who is legally responsible for malware delivered through an ad on a website, the website or the ad network?

Forbes recently started to block people who use an adblocker from accessing their website. The irony is that only a couple of days later, the ad network they use started spreading malware, ransomware ...
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Leaving a rental house, and would like to know if I am losing any privileges upon moving out

I would like to start with saying that nothing has been said on the part of my landlord yet. I am not in any kind of urgency with the issue, I am simply trying to get informed. I've been living in a ...