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Shaping a Safer Digital Future: An introduction to the European Data Protection Supervisor

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 4:04pm

DPO Quartet meeting, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium

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  • DPO Quartet meeting, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Plenary Session of the EDPB, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via video link), Brussels, Belgium
    Wojciech Wiewirowski in an online meeting with Ms Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium
    Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski in the Data Protection Working Party of the Council (DAPIX), Brussels, Belgium
    Data for the public good: Building a healthier digital future , Welcoming speech by Wojciech Wiewirowski (via a video link), Brussels, Belgium
    EDPS Civil Society Summit, Big tech: from private platforms to public infrastructures, Event co-organised by the EDPS and EDRi, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Computers, Privacy and Data Protection - CPDP 2021 , Enforcing rights in a changing world, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via a video link), Brussels, Belgium
    World Bank Group Data Privacy Day 2021, Wojciech Wiewirowski in the Roundtable with Data Privacy Commissioners (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium

EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinions on new sets of SCCs

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 4:04pm

Plenary Session of the EDPB , Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium

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  • Plenary Session of the EDPB , Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    "EDEN goes to the Island" , Welcome speech by Wojciech Wiwiorowski at the 5th EDEN Event on Data Protection in Law Enforcement (via online), Brussels, Belgium
    Wojciech Wiewirowski meeting HEthe European Union Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    DPO Quartet meeting, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Plenary Session of the EDPB, Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via video link), Brussels, Belgium
    World Bank Group Data Privacy Day 2021, Wojciech Wiewirowski in the Roundtable with Data Privacy Commissioners (via a videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Wojciech Wiewirowski in an online meeting with Ms Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium

Patron Capital Enters Belgian Market With Brussels Office Acquisition

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00am

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property-backed investments, alongside its joint-venture partner Suprema, has acquired the Aramis Building, located in the corporate village in Brussels Airport District.

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  • Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property-backed investments, alongside its joint-venture partner Suprema, has acquired the Aramis Building, located in the corporate village in Brussels Airport District.
  • It is located 1.5km from Brussels Airport, which provides flights to around 250 destinations.
  • Funding for the acquisition came from Patron Capitals recently closed Fund VI.
  • Christoph Ignaczak, Investment Director and Senior Partner at Patron Capital, said:
    The Aramis building offers an excellent opportunity for us to enter the Belgian market, alongside our partner Suprema, with whom we have already worked on successful projects in Germany.

McDermott Boosts International Antitrust Team

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 6:50pm

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announces that Hendrik Viaene has joined the Firm's international antitrust practice in Brussels as partner.

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  • BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announces that Hendrik Viaene has joined the Firm's international antitrust practice in Brussels as partner.
  • He joins a dynamic, experienced and ambitious team, widely recognised for its outstanding credentials in defending multinational corporations in international cartels and regularly securing complex merger clearances in Europe.
  • His vast experience includes over 18 years at Stibbe, a Benelux law firm, where he specialised in European and Belgian antitrust law, including litigation.
  • McDermott Brussels has an outstanding track-record in defending international corporations in antitrust matters and obtaining merger clearances in Europe.

TechDispatch #3/2020 - Personal Information Management Systems

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 12:20am

'10th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference Responsible Data Use in Data-Driven Societies',Opening Keynote byWojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium

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  • '10th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference Responsible Data Use in Data-Driven Societies',Opening Keynote byWojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    From precogs to predictive justice.
  • Artificial intelligence used by the Police and judicial authorities in criminal matters, Lecture byWojciech Wiewirowski at KU Leuven University (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Wojciech Wiewirowski meeting with Kathy Harman-Stokes, Acting-Director of the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties at the US Department of Justice (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    'Making The European Cybersecurity Competence Network A Reality', ParticipationbyWojciech Wiewirowski at event organised by CONVERGENCE (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    High level dialogue for a globalised world, Speech byWojciech Wiewirowski at event organised byThe American European Community Association (AECA) (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    EDPS-DPO meeting, Speech byWojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Plenary Session of the EDPB , Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    "EDEN goes to the Island" , Welcome speech by Wojciech Wiwiorowski at the 5th EDEN Event on Data Protection in Law Enforcement (via online), Brussels, Belgium

Prominent Antitrust Lawyer Karel Bourgeois Joins Crowell & Moring in Brussels

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 11:05am

BRUSSELS, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Karel Bourgeois is joining Crowell & Moring's Brussels office as a partner in its Antitrust and Competition Group, expanding the firm's capability to counsel clients on their most complex European competition and state aid matters.

Key Points: 
  • BRUSSELS, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Karel Bourgeois is joining Crowell & Moring's Brussels office as a partner in its Antitrust and Competition Group, expanding the firm's capability to counsel clients on their most complex European competition and state aid matters.
  • Bourgeois also has significant experience counseling clients on antitrust compliance matters and developing effective compliance programs.
  • "Crowell & Moring has built a stellar reputation and thriving practice for EU and Belgian competition law work," Bourgeois said.
  • Bourgeois joins the firm from Allen & Overy, where he was a senior antitrust lawyer and served as chair of the Belgian Legal Technology Team.

Prominent Antitrust Lawyer Karel Bourgeois Joins Crowell & Moring in Brussels

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 11:05am

BRUSSELS, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Karel Bourgeois is joining Crowell & Moring's Brussels office as a partner in its Antitrust and Competition Group, expanding the firm's capability to counsel clients on their most complex European competition and state aid matters.

Key Points: 
  • BRUSSELS, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Karel Bourgeois is joining Crowell & Moring's Brussels office as a partner in its Antitrust and Competition Group, expanding the firm's capability to counsel clients on their most complex European competition and state aid matters.
  • Bourgeois also has significant experience counseling clients on antitrust compliance matters and developing effective compliance programs.
  • "Crowell & Moring has built a stellar reputation and thriving practice for EU and Belgian competition law work," Bourgeois said.
  • Bourgeois joins the firm from Allen & Overy, where he was a senior antitrust lawyer and served as chair of the Belgian Legal Technology Team.

What does COVID-19 reveal about our privacy engineering capabilities?

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 12:06am

From precogs to predictive justice.

Key Points: 
  • From precogs to predictive justice.
  • Artificial intelligence used by the Police and judicial authorities in criminal matters, Lecture byWojciech Wiewirowski at KU Leuven University (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Wojciech Wiewirowski meeting with Kathy Harman-Stokes, Acting-Director of the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties at the US Department of Justice (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    '10th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference Responsible Data Use in Data-Driven Societies',Opening Keynote byWojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    'Making The European Cybersecurity Competence Network A Reality', ParticipationbyWojciech Wiewirowski at event organised by CONVERGENCE (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    High level dialogue for a globalised world, Speech byWojciech Wiewirowski at event organised byThe American European Community Association (AECA) (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    EDPS-DPO meeting, Speech byWojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    Plenary Session of the EDPB , Participation of Wojciech Wiewirowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium
    "EDEN goes to the Island" , Welcome speech by Wojciech Wiwiorowski at the 5th EDEN Event on Data Protection in Law Enforcement (via online), Brussels, Belgium

Thon Hotels Is Finishing its Investment Plan of Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie by End 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 11:00am

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie announces the end of a vast investment plan by end December 2020, on the technical, esthetical, security as well as ecological point of view.

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  • Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie announces the end of a vast investment plan by end December 2020, on the technical, esthetical, security as well as ecological point of view.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201215005486/en/
    Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie (Photo: Business Wire)
    With its location on Avenue Louise, Brussels most fashionable shopping and business district, Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie is ideally located for a business or family trip to Brussels.
  • The hotel is part of the Norwegian chain, Thon Hotels.
  • Thanks to the above investments, Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie is the place to stay when you visit Brussels for leisure or business while becoming one of Brussels most ecological hotels.

Be More Like Santa - New Study Looks At The Unexpected Benefits of Being A Giver

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 8:00am

According to research conducted by PsychTests ' elves, being kind and generous offers a number of psychological, social, and personal benefits.

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  • According to research conducted by PsychTests ' elves, being kind and generous offers a number of psychological, social, and personal benefits.
  • As a result, you're more likely to be kind to others, so the 'paying it forward' propagates.
  • As our study has revealed, being kind reaps so many more benefits than being selfish.
  • PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com ).