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Webinar: Public safety v. privacy: the covid-19 tracing apps conundrum

On Wednesday 1 July, Geert Somers will be one of the speakers in the Privacy Rules webinar Public safety v. privacy: the covid-19 tracing apps conundrum.

For more information, see the brochure (PDF).

Who should watch the webinar?

Privacy policy makers, DPA officials, competent ministry officials, data protection officers, lawyers and other advisers in the area of data protection, compliance and cyber security, think tanks, academic researchers, strategic analysts, elected representatives, cybersecurity professionals.

Key topics

  • Comparison of how the COVID- 19 tracing apps have been developed and operate in select different countries
  • Key priorities and concerns for DPAs: what they have been (and are)
  • The precarious balance between upholding the privacy of the individual vs the potential benefits to public health
  • How the tracing apps have been perceived and accepted by data subjects in those jurisdictions
  • Whether these tracing apps open the door for other forms of tracking and tracing into the future
  • Programming and developing a tracing app: the tech industry perspective

Join the webinar

Register here: https://bit.ly/tracingapps


Webinar: Smart Contracts: An accessible overview from a legal perspective

On August 27, Intersentia organizes a webinar about Smart Contracts.

In this webinar, Niels Vandezande talks about the applications of smart contracts in financial law, with the following topics in particular:

  • Indication of cryptocurrency as a means of payment or as an investment means
  • Explanation of the relevant legal frameworks at European level, with a focus on payment services and financial instruments.

The target audience of the webinar is: lawyers, notaries and company lawyers.

More information and registration »

Note: This webinar was initially scheduled for June 18, but has been moved to August 27.

1:50 pm

Webinar: GDPR aspects of security and trust services, smart contracts/blockchain, e-payments

In this webinar by Politeia, Niels Vandezande explains the main conflicts between the GDPR and other legal frameworks, with a specific focus on security and trust services and e-payments.

This webinar will be held in Dutch.

More information and registration »


Webinar | Belgium’s new cybersecurity Act: what does it mean for you?

On the 3rd of May 2019 Belgium’s first overarching cybersecurity law (dubbed the Network and Information Security or NIS Act) was published in the Official Gazette. This new law contains important cybersecurity obligations for a whole range of key economic and societal stakeholders. Several practical aspects of the new law will be further specified by Royal Decree, which is expected in the near future.

In terms of impact for targeted companies and organizations the new Act should not be underestimated: new preventive measures are to be taken, a dedicated incident notification mechanism is to be accounted for and all organizations must appoint a data protection officer (DPO). The parallel with the information security obligations in the GDPR is easily made, but there are significant differences between both legal instruments.


Considering the importance of this piece of legislation, Timelex lawyers Edwin Jacobs and Ruben Roex are pleased to invite you to our online seminar covering the following topics:

  • Which organizations are targeted by the Act?
  • What are the measures organizations must take to comply with the Act?
  • When, how and to whom are incidents to be reported?
  • What are the data protection aspects to take into account?
  • What are the risks associated with non-compliance and who will be competent for enforcing the obligations?

The online seminar takes place on Friday 30th of August 2019 from 12:00 to 13:30, with an opportunity for Q&A at the end.

Both materials and the seminar itself will be in English.

Best of all: it’s free!

Register here


Webinar: Legal aspects of smart contracts and blockchain

Niels Vandezande, legal consultant at Timelex, will on 9 May discuss a number of legal aspects regarding smart contracts and blockchain during a webinar for MD seminars.

The webinar will be held in Dutch.

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