Privacy requires constant care + meet the DPA (N-sight)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik


The concept and importance of ‘privacy’ are more and more embedded in our daily life - both professional and personal.  The introduction of the GDPR in May 2018 further accelerated this process.  Companies and organisations are encouraged, when processing personal data, to be conscious and respectful of the privacy rights their customers or employees can exercise.


Correctly handling the privacy of your data subjects requires constant effort, and at times presents a major challenge, however.  So let's zoom into a few of these hurdles and check out best practices. We’ll bring you an example of an internal privacy statement, take a look at the importance of data classification, and learn about the ins and outs of a suitable training and awareness programme.  To top of the event, we'll hear from our new Data Protection Authority about their plans in the months to come.


Don't forget you can pass this invitation on to your colleagues in legal or HR!




  Roularta Conference Centre
Z.1. Research Park 120
1731 Zellik



13:00 Welcome coffee


13:30 Introduction


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


13:45 New Beltug tool: internal privacy statement for employees template


The processing of employees’ personal data is an essential element in GDPR compliance for every organisation. Beltug and Cranium have collaborated to create a general template. You will receive an overview of the template’s components, and hear how to adapt it to your needs.


Bavo Van den Heuvel, Director of Product Innovation, Cranium (English)


14:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:30 Data classification in a world of data protection, security, data management & analytics


The growing amount and variety of data creates numerous opportunities, plus many risks.  That is why it is so important to, on one hand, know the context and usage of the data, and on the other, be able to assess the risks of data processing and prevent incidents.  Data classification plays an important role in this process, for every organisation: both in the aim for a data-driven organisation and as a function of many regulations and norms (e.g. GDPR, NIS & ISO27K, e-privacy, etc.) Get insight into different kinds of data classification and how - step by step - you can apply them.


Christoph Balduck, Managing partner, Data Trust Associates (English)


15:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:15 Data privacy – Is your organisation aware?


A Privacy Awareness and Training program is essential to mitigate data privacy-related risks.  Yet, little is known about how such a program should be organised.  The complexity of privacy regulations, and the specific training thereby required for several roles within the organisation, make this a challenging endeavour.  Beltug therefore challenged its Privacy Council to come up with a solution, and will share the feedback from the experts, including:

  • What roles in the organisation should be trained first (e.g. HR, Procurement, Project Managers)?
  • What content should be included in their training (e.g. Data Processing Agreements, Privacy by Design, etc.)?
  • What learning methodologies are most effective (e.g. web-based, problem-based, etc.)?
  • Finally, get some best-practices supported by real-life examples from other members.


Koen De Maere, researcher digital strategy and governance at University of Antwerp, Antwerp Management School - Information manager, BASF (English)


15:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:00 Short coffee break


16:15 The new Belgian Data Protection Authority - objectives and roadmap


At the end of March 2019, the Belgian House of Representatives appointed the new commissioner and directors of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA).  We’ll learn the approach of this new DPA, how it sees its role towards Belgian enterprises and organisations, and what its plan of action for the coming months and years.


David Stevens, Commissioner, and Charlotte Dereppe, Head of the Front Office, ADP-GBA (English)


16:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:00 Online advertising: challenges for DPOs


The global shift towards digital in advertising & marketing has increased focus on ROI, traceability and conversion. The numerous tools available to a digital marketeer create complex challenges from a DPO's perspective, as more and more personal data is collected for increasingly sophisticated customer targeting. With GDPR in place, and regulatory attention increasing, this presentation highlights concrete actions advertisers and publishers can take to bring their online advertising and marketing practices in line.


Bert Verschelde, Data Protection Officer, DPG Media (English)


17:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:45 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:30 End


You can easily combine this session with the morning session: 'Beltug challenges Google'. For those who register for both sessions, a light lunch will be provided.