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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Oops! Caught red-handed? What are the sanctions for violating data protection rules?

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This is not a trivial question because the supervisory authority designated in each Member State will now be entitled to impose more stringent administrative sanctions under the new General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') than what is currently possible. And that’s not all: sanctions can otherwise be imposed by courts also. 

So, what could happen when one violates data protection rules?

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Un projet de loi portant disposition fiscales urgentes, récemment introduit auprès du Parlement, vise à abroger le régime belge de déduction pour revenus de brevet avec prise d’effet au 1er juillet 2016.

Also available in Dutch and English.

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05.07.2016 BE law
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Het wetsontwerp houdende dringende fiscale bepalingen dat recent in de Kamer werd ingediend, voorziet in de afschaffing van de aftrek voor octrooi-inkomsten met ingang van 1 juli 2016.

Also available in English and French.

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