CiTiP 30th anniversary: three decades at the crossroads of IP, ICT and Law

The Centre for IT & IP Law is a research center at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). On 4 October, they will celebrate three decades of our work at the crossroads of IP, ICT and Law with a celebratory conference.

The following Timelex lawyers will speak at this event:

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  • Date: 4 October 2019  (08.30 - 19.00) 
  • Location: Leuven, DV1 91.56 Auditorium Zeger Van Hee
  • Address: Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven

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13h30 - 15h00
Las Vegas Room, Hilton Tallinn Park, Tallinn Estonia

GDPR today: who is still afraid of the big bad wolf?

Timelex lawyer Yung Shin Van Der Sype will lead a session about the GDPR at the EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) conference in Tallinn, Estonia. 

The General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR) came in with bells on. Concerned by the strengthened enforcement mechanisms and further-driven empowerment of data subjects, companies had to rethink how to handle personal data – also, their employee data. Now, one year after the GDPR’s point zero, it is time for a first ‘benefits vs. efforts’ assessment. How are employers handling and not handling their GDPR compliance? Did the supposedly insurmountable threat of data subject claims/requests and administrative fines actually manifested during the first GDPR year? Were employers confronted with a data subject request ‘boom’?

The goal of this session is to discuss how employers have addressed (reasonable and less reasonable) data subject requests, how they dealt with data protection in employment litigation, and how they implement(ed) the GDPR in practice. In addition, the panel members of the session will have a closer look at a number of indivertible implementation drawbacks and pitfalls, such as the use of biometric data of employees, employee consent and data retention periods for HR files.

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Brussels, Belgium

What do stakeholders expect from the Cybersecurity Competence Network Centre pilot projects?

EU institutions are intensively discussing the EC proposal for a regulation establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres. At the same time, four pilot projects are starting to experiment on core building blocks of the proposal, such as Cybersecurity governance in Europe, the application of Cybersecurity research to critical industry sectors, the availability, evaluation and usage of open tools for Cybersecurity, and the creation of a Cybersecurity research roadmap.

CyberSec4Europe is one of those four pilot projects. As part of its Kick-off meeting on February 28 CyberSec4Europe is organizing a high level panel “What do stakeholders expect from the Cybersecurity Competence Network Centre pilot projects?” including representatives of the EP, the European Commission and the EDPS. The panel is followed by a reception and poster exhibition of some of the activities CyberSec4Europe is starting now.

Timelex is legal partner of CyberSec4Europe.

8h45 & 16h00
Brussels, Belgium

CPDP 2019: Data Protection and Democracy (2 sessions)

Timelex lawyers Jos Dumortier and Yung Shin Van Der Sype will be panel members at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference 2019. CPDP is an annual three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection. The 12th edition of CPDP will be held on 30th January to 1st February 2019 in Brussels.

Timelex lawyer Jos Dumortier will be a panel member at the session How the adequacy mechanism works: Progress in the EU's governance of cross-border data flows?

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Timelex lawyer Yung Shin Van Der Sype will be a panel member at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference 2019. The topic of the session is Use of personal data by online platforms – Do we still own our data?. In this panel Yung Shin will discuss the difficulties of handling data subject requests in practice.

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Everyone a journalist? Present-day tendencies in media law

Timelex lawyers Lynn Pype and Dorien Surinx will talk about the current tendencies in media law at an event organized by the Young Bar of Dendermonde. The event will be in Dutch.

Trier (Germany)

The New Directive on Payment Services (PSD II)

Timelex attorney-at-law Edwin Jacobs will speak at an event organized by ERA about “The New Directive on Payment Services (PSD II): overview of innovative payment solutions, services and service providers / impact of PSD II on 'mobile shopping' and consumer credit” 

The event will be in English.

Practical information

  • When: March 28th 2019, 12h00 (program starts at 08h45)
  • Where: ERA Conference Centre, Metzer Allee 4, 54295 Trier

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