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GDPR, basics everyone must know

The European General Data Privacy Directive is right around the corner, and every company must be prepared for it. Every European should have a basic understanding for this important legal topic. CPC lawyers talk about the current situation in their countries.

Hans Graux

Lawyer, Timelex (Brussels)

Hans Graux is an IT lawyer at the Brussels based law firm time.lex (, which specialises in information and technology law in the broadest sense. The team is internationally recognized, being both a Legal 500 Top Tier firm in Information Technology, and a Chambers Europe Recommended Firm for TMT - Information Technology.

Hans graduated in Law in 2002, and obtained a complementary degree in IT in 2003. He worked as a research assistant at the Catholic University of Louvain, before becoming a lawyer at the bar of Brussels in 2005. In July 2007, he co-founded the IT law firm time.lex. He is a member of the ICT Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and Member of the ICT Committee of the Order of Flemish Bars. 

Hans Graux is an ICT lawyer, and a recognised expert advisor to the European Commission and other public bodies. He is a law school graduate who also obtained a complementary degree in IT (both at KU Leuven, Cum Laude). After working as a legal researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology, he became a lawyer, partner and co-founder of the law firm time.lex, specialised in technology, intellectual property, media and e-business. He has participated in a large number of international ICT policy studies, primarily for the European Commission and various European Agencies.

His expertise lies in the collection of legal and administrative information in cross border studies, in the analysis of legal frameworks and policy choices, and in formulating policy recommendations to eliminate barriers to the correct functioning of the internal market.

Recent work for the European Commission has included projects focused on cloud computing, data protection, eSignatures, trust services, electronic identity management, information security and e-business. Furthermore, he is a member of the ICT Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and Member of the ICT Committee of the Order of Flemish Bars.

8th Eurocloud Congress

Cloud, Trust & Security

EuroCloud Forum 2017 is the primary cloud computing event connecting the industry to spread knowledge and stimulate businesses to invest in the cloud ecosystem. We promote the usage of Cloud Computing as it provides the platform for new services and as such is a fundamental game-changer in the digital society.