15:30- 17:30
Xavier, Destelbergen

Jaaroverzicht 2022-2023

After the success of the previous editions, M&D Seminars brings again this year the Annual Review, a study day consisting of 4 different sessions.

One of these sessions will be given by Bernd Fiten and will cover the launch of ChatGPT and the relevant legal aspects of generative AI, with ChatGPT in particular. What about copyrights and the processing of personal data for example? Are there any other relevant legal aspects? What are points of interest for lawyers or attorneys?

This seminar will be held in Dutch and can be followed both on location and via livestream.

More information about the seminar and how to register can be found on the NCOI website.

Place Stephanie 20, 1050 Bruxelles

Europe's Green Digital Transformation

How can lawyers contribute to make Europe Green and Digital?

About ESG, Digital, ChatGPT, AI: opportunities or threats for the legal profession?

Green and digital transition are among the key priorities of the European Commission’s political agenda.

Digital technologies are an asset to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal.  However, they also pose a problem given the intense energy consumption that the applications also require. It is therefore important to reconcile both digital and sustainable transition.

The seminar prepared by the Incubator will reflect on the challenges posed by the “EU Digital Green Deal” not only as citizens but also as lawyers in our daily practice.

Go for more information to the event page of INCUEBRUX.

9.30h - 14.30h
Universitat de València, Spain

Health Research: European Health Data Space challenges

On November 16th 2022, Magdalena is speaking at a seminar “Health Research: European Health Data Space challenges” organized by Chair of Privacy and Digital Transformation Microsoft-Universitat de València.

This seminar aims to discuss the requirements for healthcare research repositories. This event should include experts from all the sectors involved and, above all, researchers, governments and data protection authorities. The profile of the experts should include the areas of privacy, artificial intelligence, security, data science, ethics and governance, among others.

The event is held in English. Click here for details and registration.

De Montil, Moortelstraat 8, 1790 Affligem

Beltug session: the legal aspects of vendor lifecycle management

For each phase in vendor lifecycle management, Edwin Jacobs and Stefan Camp highlight some legal points of interest, ranging from vendor selection, over KPIs, SLA, maintenance/support to exit and migration to another vendor.  

The event is organised by Beltug, the Belgian association of CIOs and digital technology leaders. For information and registration: read more

2.15 - 5.00 PM
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels

2022 Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law: Engineering Data Regulation(s) in an Age of Reform

The adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was the major piece in the EU data governance framework. In order to complete this framework EU policymakers have been busy drafting amendments to existing laws and proposing new legal measures to respond to the realities of data economy. 

During the 2022 Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law, reflection on the regulatory architecture of data governance in the EU, anticipating the adoption of these documents and their significant impact on compliance matters for businesses, will take place. 

Pieter Gryffroy, Liesa Boghaert and Bernd Fiten will lead a role playing session on day 2.

For more information & registration, visit the Brussels Privacy Hub.



13.30 - 17.30 PM

NCOI Seminar: Developments in the regulation of crypto currencies

2021 was another eventful year for crypto currencies. The classic players such as Bitcoin reached new heights and everyone seemed to be looking for the new gold with so-called "meme-coins" such as Shiba Inu and the latest hype: non-fungible tokens (NFT).

Although the crypto market itself seems crazier than ever, legislators have been busy. Concrete proposals are pending to regulate this market, which could have far-reaching consequences. In this seminar, Niels Vandezande explains the current state of affairs and the upcoming changes in legislation.

This seminar will be held in Dutch. For more information and registration, please visit this page of the NCOI. 

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

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

More information

Registration before 1 October 2021.

13:30 - 17:30

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.

16:00 - 17:00
Taipei, Taiwan

Q&A session on EU GDPR for Taiwan companies

When should Taiwan companies comply with the EU GDPR? 

Taiwan companies need to know when they may run into problems in other legal systems, and data protection now touches on nearly every other aspect of law. Together with Dr. Volker Wodianka from SKW Schwarz Timelex' Geert Somers will talk about some important developments and perspectives on this far-reaching EU law in this active Q&A session in Tapei. Read more and register via this document (English) or this document (Taiwanese)