Overview

Thibaut D’hulst focuses on intellectual property law, new technologies, data protection, pharmaceutical law and competition law.

Thibaut regularly advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law. His experience ranges from advising on strategies to protect trademarks, databases and other intellectual property to litigation, including patent validity and enforcement cases. He also regularly assists clients in new technology projects in relation to compliance with intellectual property, data protection and/or pharmaceutical laws. 

In addition, Thibaut is a certified Data Protection Officer and assists clients in complying with EU and Belgian data protection rules by conducting data protection audits, drafting company policies, information clauses and processor agreements on data protection, filing notifications, assisting clients in procedures before data protection authorities and advising on the international transfer of personal data.

In the field of competition law, Thibaut’s experience includes compliance training, assisting clients during and after dawn raids, advising on data protection aspects of competition procedures and on litigation concerning damages proceedings.

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German

Recommendations

  • Chambers Europe - Data Protection (Associates to watch)

Education

  • Queen Mary, University of London, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, 2006

  • University of Leuven, Postgraduate degree in Business Economics, 2005

  • University of Leuven, Master of Laws, 2004

  • University of Namur, Bachelor of Law, 2001


Bar Admission

Brussels

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    • 07/07/2020
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    European Commission Reviews First Two Years of GDPR: A Success Story with Room for Improvement

    On 24 June 2020, the European Commission has published its first report on the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) which has applied in the EU since May 2018. Overall, the Commission considers the GDPR to be a success story, but, at the same time, it identifies certain areas where there is room for improvement and the challenges that lie ahead. In particular, the Commission notes that the efficient and coordinated enforcement of the GDPR among all Member States is of paramount importance. Moreover, the application of the GDPR to new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, requires continuous monitoring. According to the Commission, the Covid-19 crisis has proved that the use of new technologies and data protection go hand in hand. Please click below for a note summarising the Commission’s report.

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    • 30/04/2020
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    Covid-19 | EDPB Guidelines on Location Data and Tracing Tools

    On 21 April 2020, the European Data Protection Board (the EDPB) published guidelines on the use of location data and contact tracing tools in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak (the Guidelines). The Guidelines discuss how to use location data and build contact tracing apps in compliance with EU data protection and ePrivacy rules. In addition, the EDPB provides a guide setting out an itemised list for developing contact tracing tools in the fight against Covid-19.

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    • 27/04/2020
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    European Data Protection Board Guidelines on Processing Health Data for Scientific Research in the Covid-19 Outbreak

    On 21 April 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted guidelines for the processing of personal data concerning health for the purposes of scientific research in the fight against Covid-19. One of a myriad of guidance documents published by the EDPB in relation to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, these guidelines provide guidance to public and private organisations on how to reconcile scientific research with data protection requirements. In particular, the guidelines discuss the legal basis for such activity, the implementation of adequate safeguards, and the exercise of data subjects’ rights.

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