BELTUG X-change on Privacy - where are my data? - Presentations


Data protection is a real hot topic right now. Companies have to look at it in two directions. First: what do you need to ask your service providers about data protection? And second: what do you need to consider regarding how you deal with the information you manage? 

With upcoming European regulations, there is a lot to think about and, ultimately, do. What impact might the regulations have, and when should we expect them? Until then, what rules should we follow?

The BELTUG X-change of 05/03/2015 gave us the opportunity to learn about your concerns and to see which topics BELTUG and/or INTUG need to address at the regulatory fora.

Bastiaan Bruyndonckx, Counsel, Linklaters LLP explained all you need to know about the upcoming EU data protection revolution.

In 2012, the EU Commission proposed a major reform of the EU legal framework on the protection of personal data, to strengthen individual rights and tackle globalisation and new technologies. The EU Parliament adopted a first reading position in 2014. Discussions are currently ongoing in the Council to reach a common position.

The impact will be far-reaching:

  • What are the latest developments?
  • What will be the impact on business?
  • What are the main differences with the current EU framework?
  • How should companies prepare for the upcoming EU data protection reform?

Peter Van Dyck, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy LLP  gave us the do’s and don'ts when transferring personal data

Companies process increasing amounts of personal data (about customers, suppliers and employees for example). In a globalised world, can these personal data be freely transferred between group entities inside and outside Europe and/or to 3rd party service providers? Can these personal data be hosted in the cloud (i.e. on servers around the world)?

He examined when and under what conditions companies may transfer personal data, and gave some practical tips on how to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.

The following companies registered to participate : ADVA Optical Networking, Agentschap Binnenlands Bestuur, Allen & Overy LLP, Base Company, BNP Paribas Fortis, Borealis Polymers, BT, Carmeuse Research and Technology, Citymesh, CoDeBuMa, Cresco, De Watergroep, Devoteam, Digipolis,, Europacollege, hkp///RemuNet, Imas (group Van Genechten Packaging), IMS Health, KBC Group, Linklaters LLP, Mercedes-Benz, My Force, Nationale Bank van België, Niko Group nv, Petercam, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Proximus, RTBF, SafeNet, SAIT, SecureLink, Stichting Qiy Foundation, Stricht, Tam Tam Consulting, Telenet, TVH Group, Van Havermaet Groenweghe, VITO, WAMA Solutions

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