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Dr Hielke Hijmans

President of the Litigation Chamber - Member of the Executive Committee
Belgian Data Protection Authority
Participates in 3 items

Prof Dr Hielke Hijmans is President of the Litigation Chamber and Member Executive Board of the Belgian Data Protection Authority. On part time basis he is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Institute European Studies), member of the Meijers Committee (ngo on EU fundamental rights) and lecturer at Luxembourg University.

He is author of The European Union as Guardian of Internet Privacy: The Story of Art 16 TFEU (Springer 2016), based on his doctorate thesis.

Before his appointment at the Belgian DPA, he worked:
• as consultant on EU law and data protection, e.g. at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (a think based in Washington, London and Brussels) and at Considerati (a consultancy based in Amsterdam) (2016-2019),
• at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), e.g. as head of unit Policy & Consultation policy unit (2004-2016),
• at the Court of Justice of the European Union (Cabinet of Advocate General Geelhoed) (2000-2004)
• and at the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Justice in The Hague, mostly dealing with legislation and EU law (until 2000).

He holds a law degree at Leiden University and a doctorate in law at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

Sessions in which Dr Hielke Hijmans participates

Wednesday 19 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 1 hour
Data Protection in Practice
international cooperationRegulatory evolutionData protection in practice
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 1 hour
Data Protection in Practice
Data protection in practice
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | 1 hour
Data Protection in Practice
Innovative technologies and data protectionData protection in practiceAccountability, trust and certification

As new data privacy regulations continue to emerge around the globe at the same time as digital transformation drives more business processes online, it's critical that there are trusted frameworks that allow companies to build trust and efficiently demonstrate compliance. This panel will dive into the EU Cloud Code of Conduct and discuss best practices for future interoperability between the EU Cloud CoC and other proposed frameworks.