I am Erik Valgaeren
Data Protection specialist
Technology, Media and Telecommunications specialist

Erik Valgaeren

With a thorough understanding of technology in many areas, Erik advises a broad spectrum of clients from high-profile businesses to financial institutions. 

His practice focuses on IT, internet, e-commerce and electronic communications law. Erik also deals with intellectual property issues relating to these areas driven by the increasing interaction between infrastructure and the content/information communicated.

Furthermore, Erik drafts complex contracts, assists clients with legislation and regulatory aspects, and litigates both before national courts and arbitral tribunals.

He regularly advises on a range of projects including web and cloud services, outsourcing, IT security, system integration, software implementation, information management, databases, health IT, privacy, consortia and partnerships.

Erik is an officer and former chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He was admitted to the New York bar in 1992.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1993
  • Partner since: 2001

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Skype Luxembourg condemned in Belgium for refusing to set up wiretap

Articles - In a judgment of 27 October 2016, the Correctional Court of Mechelen condemned Skype Communications SARL, a Luxembourg-based entity, for refusing to set up a wiretap that was ordered by the investigating magistrate (“Onderzoeksrechter”/”juge d’instruction”) in Mechelen. The wiretap was ordered as part of an investigation into a Skype user.

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24.02.2017 BE law
Belgium imposes identification obligation on users of prepaid calling cards and postpaid subscribers

Articles - On 1 September 2016, the Belgian legislator adopted the Act amending Article 127 of the Act of 13 June 2005 regarding electronic communications and Article 16/2 of the Act of 30 November 1998 regarding the intelligence and security services (the “Act”). Afterwards on 27 November 2016, the Belgian government also adopted the Royal Decree setting forth the conditions for the identification of users of prepaid calling cards (the “Royal Decree”).

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