Organisations are highly motivated to comply with existing privacy laws and protect the data of their personnel and/or clients; however, they find several aspects of that legislation challenging. We see this clearly demonstrated in the continuous stream of questions and concerns exchanged within our association. Some of the issues include what happens to your data when it crosses European borders, and how should you proceed when the Belgian DPA’s Inspection Service knocks at your door? Furthermore, are there any real ‘advantages’ to privacy for the user side, or does it just inhibit innovation?

In this session, we started with the legal viewpoint on DPA inspections: what to expect and what are your rights. Then, we dove into the particularities of international data transfers. Finally, we heard how privacy by design can boost the availability of data-driven solutions.

The presentations and recording from the event are available to Beltug members (after login).

  • LYDIAN presentation: Inspections by the DPA: what to expect?
  • DLA Piper presentation: State of play regarding international data transfers
  • University Antwerp presentation: ‘Privacy’ is more than an activist nuisance