Ruben Roex performs privacy and data protection (GDPR) compliance audits for SMEs, multinationals and public sector organizations and assists clients with implementing data protection requirements in day to day activities, processes and systems. He advises clients regularly on complex issues regarding data protection law, often at the crossroads of other domains such as eHealth and Human Resources. He drafts information notices for virtually any target audience and is very well acquainted with data processing, data exchange and data sharing agreements. Ruben is well versed in data transfer matters. He also assists clients with the data protection aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He gives trainings and lectures on privacy and data protection topics and developments to company lawyers, fellow attorneys, data protection officers, students and other interested parties.
He is also experienced in all matters relating to cybersecurity and cybercrime. He advises clients on legal aspects of information security, defends clients’ interests before the courts in cybercrime related cases and regularly provides trainings on topics related to cybersecurity and cybercrime. Ruben assists clients with setting up data breach management procedures, notification procedures and processes and contingency strategies.
Ruben regularly advises on different aspects of IT and e-business, such as contracting, trust services (e.g. electronic signatures, electronic archiving, authentication, etc.), trade secrets and consumer protection. He also has a particularly strong focus on the legal aspects of e-payments, FinTech and other innovations in the payments sphere. Ruben’s expertise also covers the legal aspects of specific technologies such as drones, surveillance cameras, Internet of Things (IoT) and many others.
Academic activities and memberships
Ruben is a practice assistant in IT & data protection law at the University of Ghent. He is also a guest lecturer on IT & data protection law at VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Kortrijk.
He is a co-editor of the International Encyclopaedia for Cyber Law.
He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Ruben has been a member of the Dutch-Speaking Bar Association at the Brussels Bar since 2014.
Prior professional experience
Ruben has been a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) (currently the Centre for IT & IP Law) of the Law Faculty of the University of Leuven.
He has also been involved in the Belgian Cybercrime Centre for Research, Training and Education (B-CCENTRE).
- Law degree, University of Leuven (2011)
- Master of laws, economics and business administration, University of Leuven (2009)