BELTUG has been invited to take part in the 17 October symposium at the Belgian Senate on the impact of new technology on privacy and data protection. Bringing together thought leaders from academia, media, user associations and government, the symposium aims to open up discussions on whether personal data are still safe, or if technological evolutions have put private information at risk.
In addition to Honorary Chairman Paul De Hert (Co-director of VUB’s Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society), and President of the Senate Christine Defraigne, other speakers will include Marc Lambotte (CEO of Agoria), Giovanni Buttarelli (European Data Protection Supervisor), Amid Faljaoui (director of Trends/Tendances and Le Vif-L’Express, commentator for RTBF and strategic advisor to Cercle de Wallonie), and Matthias Dobbelaere-Welvaert (founder and managing partner of LesJuristes/DeJuristen). From the academic world, speakers will include legal experts Elise Degrave (UNamur), Els Kindt (KU Leuven and Universiteit Leiden) and Yves Poullet (UNamur and ULg). And from the public bodies, participants will include Guy Rapaille (President of Comité R/Comité I), Philippe De Backer and Louis Michel.
Danielle Jacobs will represent BELTUG and its members, with a presentation on The Collection and Exchange of Information. BELTUG is very pleased to be included in this important and high level event to represent the voice of business users and to make sure that their priorities and needs are being addressed.
The program (in Dutch and French) is available here.