Leuven MindGate Events theme session 'GDPR - joining business, legal and technical perspectives'

Organized by Leuven MindGate in cooperation with imec and KU Leuven                

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strengthens and unifies data protection regulations for individuals within the European Union. Starting from May 2018, all companies operating within the EU need to comply. Failure to do so can result in penalties of 4% of their worldwide turnover.
Despite the urgency of industry adoption, many companies struggle to grasp the concrete impact of the GDPR. Additionally, legal and technological support to implement the GDPR in practice are lacking.

Last chance to ask everything you wanted to know about GDPR implementation!

What are the key changes compared to the current privacy legislation and how should we interpret these newly introduced concepts? Are there methodological approaches and principles to achieve privacy by design and data protection by design?
What are appropriate technical measures to fulfill the GDPR requirements?

In this theme session, we approach these GDPR challenges both from a legal and technical perspective. Speakers from both academia and industry will provide their insights.

Target audience

Executive managers, business managers, business and system analysts, and software architects.

Practical aspects

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018 (14h30 - 17h45)
Location: Innovatie-en Incubatiecentrum, Kapeldreef 60, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)


14h00: Welcome coffee
14h30: Welcome by Leuven MindGate
14h40: GDPR: not your ordinary law – The 10 top things you need to know about the new EU data protection rules - Natalie Bertels, CiTiP KU Leuven
15h20: GDPR in practice - Jan De Meyer, PwC
16h00: Short break
16h30: Privacy engineering with LINDDUN - Kim Wuyts, post doctoral researcher KU Leuven and Aram Hovsepyan, post doctoral researcher, imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven
17h00: Q&A
17h45: Networking with drinks and snacks

Participation fee

Participation fee: 75 euro (ex. VAT): members Leuven MindGate  - 95 euro (ex. VAT): all others


Registrations possible until 6 March 2018, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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