I do CFML, java, PHP and… human rights!

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (better known as “GDPR”) has been around like forever. At least for legal and IT professionals.

This Regulation has been seen as a data protection matter, but GDPR is not about protecting data. GDPR is all about protecting humans from undue negative effect that may result from the processing of information about (or relating to) them.

And because privacy by design and privacy by default are at the heart of our privacy protection, and IT is at the heart of it, programmers, developers and network managers are underestimated human rights professionals.

Yes. You read right. IT professionals are human rights specialists. And we will spend this session trying to get through what we, people, expect from you to protect our privacy.

We will also browse through what GDPR has put in place to help and enforce you to make things right when it comes to processing humans’ personal data.


Claude Englebert

Before joining the Brussels bar as a lawyer, Claude Englebert has built a strong 15 years experience in the software and IT industry, both in the startup environment and in the corporate world, including 5 years as ColdFusion Product Specialist at Adobe. He practices now law mainly in fields where his knowledge of the business world is an added value : intellectual property, IT, privacy and commercial law.