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GDPR: Great Development or Down the Privacy Rabbit hole? Practical Considerations for the Upcoming GDPR

GDPR: Great Development or Down the Privacy Rabbit hole? Practical Considerations for the Upcoming GDPR

GDPR: Great Development or Down the Privacy Rabbit hole? Practical Considerations for the Upcoming GDPR

06.02.2017 BE law

On February 3rd, Erik Valgaeren moderated an interactive GDPR roundtable in the Stibbe Brussels offices with privacy experts Koert Van Espen, Managing Partner of Apogado and Valérie Verbruggen, Stibbe Alumna and legal advisor to the Belgian Privacy Commission. The discussion topic : “Great Development or down the Privacy Rabbit hole? Practical Considerations for the Upcoming GDPR.”

 

The beginning of the New Year also marks the start of a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Is the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on your list yet? A recent Dell Survey shows that 90% of the respondents indicated that their existing practices do not comply with the new GDPR requirements.

As you know, the GDPR replaces the current Privacy Directive (95/46). The GDPR will become a corner stone in how privacy and data protection will be regulated in the EEA in the next decades. In a series of newsletters specifically on the GDPR, our Privacy experts tackle this subject matter from various angles. Based on this series of articles, they would like to offer you a set of golden rules or checklist that can help you when doing your compliance checking. The debate took place at Stibbe’s offices in Brussels on 3 February 2017.

Keynote speaker for this roundtable debate was Mr. Koert Van Espen, Managing Partner of Apogado. Koert is a true expert in the field of privacy and data protection. For his bio, we refer to the bottom of this article. In his introduction, Koert will focus on the practical challenges of the implementation of the GDPR, e.g. with regard to data subject rights implementation, data protection by design and protection by default. He was joined by Valérie Verbruggen of the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC). She briefly addressed the recent guidance published by the Article 29 Working Party and by the BPC on topics such as data portability, the DPO function etc.

The debate was opened and moderated by Erik Valgaeren, head of Stibbe’s TMT practice. 

Team

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