Privacy, a coat of many colours (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


For several years, privacy has been a key factor in many of our decisions: not only in our technology choices, but throughout entire organisations. While it isn’t always easy to comply with all the regulations and to interpret them correctly, it remains an unescapable aspect of our operations, in ICT and beyond.


During this session, we will start with a look at the Belgian status, with an update from the Belgian DPA chairman. Then we’ll dive into the international aspects, as Deloitte talks us through Schrems II and the recent VTC recommendation to avoid US-based clouds for the long-term storage of public data.









This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.








13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 Two years of the DPA: where are we now, plus a look ahead


About two years ago, the renewed Data Protection Authority got off to a flying start, including the launch of the Inspection Service and the Dispute Chamber. Since then, there have been 145 rulings where the DPA has applied the rules to concrete cases. The COVID crisis has given the DPA another foretaste of why it is important to focus on prevention, through proactivity and transparency. In 2021, the DPA aims to continue rolling out (new) instruments, such as sectoral codes of conduct and a network of privacy professionals. At the centre of these efforts is better protection of citizens and more legal certainty. Find out about the opportunities and pitfalls all of this brings for companies and privacy professionals.


David Stevens, Chairman, Data Protection Authority (English)


14:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:20 Schrems II in practice: The need for a risk-based approach


A lot has been said and written about Schrems II. In this presentation Deloitte separates facts from fiction for you, providing insights on how to deal in practice with the consequences of the Schrems II decision (and subsequent guidance). You will hear about the main topics of:


  • The Schrems II decision: key practical implications of the emerging regime
  • EDPS-EDPD guidance and Transfer Impact Assessments explanation
  • Prioritising & implementing a risk-based approach: short & medium term actions
  • Case study: The recent VTC advice on storage of students’ data, explained

Erik Luysterborg, Partner, Leader Data & Privacy Team, Deloitte Consulting & Advisory (English)


14:50 Open discussion with your questions and your views on the topic


15:30 Wrap up & End


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.