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Yung Shin Van Der Sype is a counsel at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office and a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity and IP Group. She focuses on IT law, such as privacy and data protection and IT contracts and cybersecurity, particularly in relation to HR-related matters. Yung Shin advises national and international clients from different sectors ranging from social media to esports. She has more than 10 years’ experience providing services across the spectrum of IT law and has built up an impressive reputation in this area. She is also widely respected for her pragmatic and creative approach to solving business disputes.

Ever since the public launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the world has been gasping at the astonishing accomplishments of this generative AI chatbot:  a simple “prompt” in the form of a question (“which are the most important decisions of the CJEU in copyright?”) will receive a credible response within seconds (“The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued several important decisions in the field of copyright law. While it is challenging to determine a definitive list of the most important decisions, here are some key rulings that have had significant impact” and it goes on to list some of the CJEU’s most well know decisions, such as Infopaq, UsedSoft, Svensson, Deckmyn, ACI Adam, GS Media and YouTube).Continue Reading AI-Powered Chatbots: Mythical Super Creature or Legal Trojan Horse

In a judgment of August 1, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided further guidance on two important aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (CJEU C-184/20). In summary, the CJEU held that, first, for a national law that imposes a legal obligation to process personal data to be able to constitute a legal basis for processing, it needs to be lawful, meaning that it must meet an objective of public interest and be proportionate to the legitimate aim pursued, and second, that non-sensitive data that are liable to reveal sensitive personal data need to be protected by the strengthened protection regime for processing of special categories of personal data.Continue Reading Processing of Personal Data That May Indirectly Reveal Sensitive Information on the Basis of a Legal Obligation: The CJEU Draws the Contours