Greater access to public documents for journalists? Not so fast, my friend

Article 32 of the Constitution guarantees public access to administrative documents as a general rule. Among exceptions to that rule is Article 6 (§2) 2° of the Law of 11 April 1994 on the transparency of the public administration (the “Law”) that allows a relevant public authority to refuse access to a document where disclosure would … More Greater access to public documents for journalists? Not so fast, my friend

When a closed forum on the Darknet is actually a publicly accessible place

On 10 November 2016, the Court of Appeal of Antwerpen condemned an individual for illegally selling and exporting medicines, as evidenced by his presence and behavior on a Darknet forum. On 28 March 2017, the Court of Cassation dismissed the appeal lodged by the latter who argued that the findings collected by the police were … More When a closed forum on the Darknet is actually a publicly accessible place