Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and a vision of the future for us

On 5 October 2021, the Financial Forum West Flanders and the Postgraduate Centre organise an opening event on bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the future vision on our monetary system. Niels Vandezande will speak about the legal aspects of cryptocurrencies and the underlying technology, blockchain.

This event will take place in Dutch.

Afternoon programme: 14.30 to 18.30 (with coffee and sandwich break)
Evening programme: 19:30 to 21:30 (with closing reception) 
Reception from 2 pm / 7 pm

KU Leuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk / Online
14h30 / 19h30

Bottlenecks of commercial contracts

What are the key topics to consider when concluding commercial agreements? Are there mandatory pre-contractual information obligations? What about the new B2B legislation and new Civil Code in Belgium? How can you limit the financial risk of poor performance and damages? How do you differentiate between rigid and flexible commitments? How do you sanction poor performance? What when changing circumstances and force majeure occur (e.g. COVID-19)? What is correct way to terminate and renew contracts? When is there an abuse of contract rights and good faith?

How do you set up a (cross-border) webshop?

What legal aspects should you consider before getting started? What are the main differences between a B2B and B2C webshop? Is a dual structure the way to go? What types of information obligations do you have towards your webshop visitors? Which contractual documents should you have in place? Differentiate between website T&C, privacy policy, cookie policy and T&C of sale.

Speakers: Edwin Jacobs and Niels Vandezande

Scraping information from the internet

What can you freely scrape from the internet? Why can you not simply scrape everything that is online available? Learn about copyright, database law and personal data. What are typical contractual arrangements for the use of online information?

Lessons learned from litigation around internet scraping: learn how you can stay out of trouble. Learn how you can protect yourself against scraping by others.

Speakers: Geert Somers and Lynn Pype

Past events

GDPR for start-ups: the basis and beyond

What is data protection and why is compliance the way to go?

Learn how implementing privacy by design will help you save money and attract investors. We’ll teach you the things you need to know when developing tools for data analytics, treatment of patients, predictive analysis, etc, and what you should consider when working with third parties, especially also when such parties are not established in the EU.

Speakers: Bernd Fiten and Pieter Gryffroy


GDPR: tijd voor maturiteit

During the 'Juristendagen' Geert Somers and Bernd Fiten will speak about data protection in the seminar 'GDPR: time for maturity'. For more information and registration click here

This webinar will be held in Dutch.


go.elDAS - Summit 2021

During this session, Hans will discuss the anticipated Implementing Act of the Single Digital Gateway Regulation, which will provide some further clarity on the expected operating details for the once-only principle in Europe. The session will summarise the general principles and philosophy behind the Act, and its approach to cross border identification and identity matching.

Virtual Poland: Privacy World Wrap-up

In this webinar, Magdalena Kogut - Czarkowska will present the most interesting enforcement actions in the EU, decisions and guidelines of the Polish data protection authority during the Virtual Poland KnowledgeNet Webinar. 

This presentation will be held in Polish. For registration and more information, please follow this link.


Webinar: Managing Schrems II and Data Sovereignty


On Thursday 27 May the webinar: 'Managing Schrems II and Data Sovereignty - Protecting data cross borders' will be held. The speakers will examine how current rules and regulations will impact organisations using the benefits of modern cloud environments.

What is the essence of the regulation and what does this mean from legal and compliance aspects? And how do cross-border data sovereignty laws like Schems II impact the modern cloud/IT environments? During the webinar, they will share practical solutions that can be implemented to ensure GDPR and Schrems II compliance.


3 years GDPR: update

It is now about three years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect.

As in previous years, it is time to make a preliminary analysis of the most notable enforcement actions by supervisory authorities in the past year, and to predict what organisations can expect in 2021 when it comes to data protection and GDPR.

This webinar will be given by Geert Somers and Bernd Fiten and will take place in Dutch.


Webinar: extracting data from mobile phones

On Wednesday 19 May 2021, Timelex is participating in a webinar hosted by Privacyrules about extracting data from mobile phones and the Cloud in the area of law enforcement, organized in the context of the FORMOBILE project.

Timelex lawyer Pieter Gryffroy, together with project partner LIF’s Denitsa Kozhuharova, will be moderating the discussion with a panel of experts from industry, law enforcement and the judiciary.


VI Polish Congress of Personal Data Protection Law

On 23 April 2021, Magdalena Kogut – Czarkowska will speak at an online conference „VI Polski Kongres Prawa Ochrony Danych Osobowych” (VI Polish Congress of Personal Data Protection Law) on recent the developments on the rules of international transfers of personal data.


Crypto assets and blockchain from a legal perspective

On 20 April 2021, Niels Vandezande will provide a training on crypto assets and blockchain for ‘Vlaams Pleitgenootschap’ at the Bar of Brussels.

The seminar will focus on the application of existing legal frameworks and future law. In addition, this seminar will explain the blockchain technology and its possible applications within various sectors.


Seminar: legal aspects of smart contracts and blockchain

On 30 March 2021, Niels Vandezande will speak for M&D Seminars on the legal impact of blockchain technology on various processes within government, the legal profession, businesses and the economy in the broad sense.

More information and registration can be found via this link.

This seminar will be held in Dutch.