Speaking slot

26 January 2018: Erik Valgaeren participates in a session on notification of personal data breach at the CDPD Conference

26 January 2018: Erik Valgaeren participates in a session on notification of personal data breach at the CDPD Conference

26 January 2018: Erik Valgaeren participates in a session on notification of personal data breach at the CDPD Conference

23.01.2018 BE law

Stibbe is a long standing partner of the International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP) which takes place in Brussels between 24 and 26 January 2018.

The theme of this year’s edition is “The Internet of Bodies”.

Erik Valgaeren, head of our Data Protection team, participates in a panel session on notification of personal data breach.

According to the GDPR, the data controller is required to adopt certain security measures in order to prevent such breaches. Nonetheless, in case of an eventual breach, the controller is required to notify the competent authority, and under certain conditions, the data subject as well. The main criteria for notification are “as soon as the controller has become aware”, and “high risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons”, respectively. As these criteria are vague in nature, it is not always clear when and who must be notified. Taking into account the recent opinion of the WP29, this panel will discuss the notification duties under the GDPR, their timing, raison d’etre and risk mitigation.

  • How to define the moment a controller becomes aware of the data breach?
  • When to notify the competent supervisory authority, and when the data subject? 
  • How to address personal data breaches in the DPIA process, considering they do not refer to the same “high risk”?

Click here for more information on the programme.

Related news

04.05.2021 NL law
Participatie en privacyregels: hoe te combineren onder de Omgevingswet?

Short Reads - In het stelsel van de Omgevingswet (Ow) is een belangrijke rol bedacht voor participatie bij de totstandkoming van besluiten. Het beoogde resultaat: tijdig belangen, meningen en creativiteit op tafel krijgen en daarmee een groter draagvlak en kwalitatief betere besluitvorming bereiken. Door een grotere betrokkenheid van meer personen gaan overheden en initiatiefnemers ook meer persoonsgegevens verwerken. Dit brengt privacyrisico’s met zich mee. Wat regelt de Ow op het gebied van privacy, de verwerking van persoonsgegevens en datagebruik?

Read more

04.03.2021 BE law
Webinar: Responding to Personal Data Breaches in the Post-GDPR era

Seminar - On 24-26 March 2021 ERA (Adademy of European Law) organises an online Conference "Responding to Personal Data Breaches in the Post-GDPR era". Erik Valgaeren, our Brussels TMT partner, addresses the topic "Managing personal data breach in a complex international scenario", including cross border cases in the EU and breaches at non-EU establishments.

Read more

12.02.2021 EU law
After the Uber case and the Airbnb case … the Star Taxi App case: focus on the question of the qualification as “Information Society Service”

Articles - Societal and digital developments are reflected in the case law of the CJEU. For several years now, European judges resolve disputes relating to digital applications and the services they provide. On 3 December 2020, they handed down a judgment in a case concerning Star Taxi App. This blog analyses the Star Taxi App case law in the light of the Uber case law and the Airbnb case law. The three judgments have in common the question of the qualification of services as Information Society Services.  

Read more