27 June 2019

The Connected DPO: Networks, Professional Associations and Beyond

Data Protection Officers (DPOs) are an essential feature of the current data protection landscape. They have a multitude of tasks and responsibilities, duties and challenges. Luckily, they are not alone.


This roundtable will look into the possibilities for DPOs to get together, touching upon questions such as:


  • What are the existing networks, and what do they aim at doing?
  • What are, in practice, the advantages for DPOs of joining such networks?
  • What role can the play, for instance, in case of seemingly inappropriate dismissal of a DPO?
  • From a policy perspective, which are or should be the priorities of DPOs associations?


Chair: Gloria González Fuster (LSTS, VUB) 

Speakers include: 

  • Cecilia Álvarez Rigaudias (Asociación Profesional Española de Privacidad, APEP) 
  • Christophe Boeraeve (Association Française des Correspondants à la protection des Données à caractère Personnel, AFCDP) 
  • Gonca G.Dhont (DPO Network Europe)  
  • Koenraad Flamant (Beroepsvereniging van de Belgische Data Protection Officers /Union Professionelle des Data Protection Officers belge)

Time: 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch is included)

Venue: Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 5, B-1050, Brussels.

Registration: The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Should you encounter difficulties with the online registration, please contact info@brusselsprivacyhub.eu.


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