Henriette Tielemans


Covington & Burling, LLP


Henriette (Jetty) Tielemans is a partner in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP and co-chair of the firm's Global Privacy and Data Security Practice. She was selected by the European Commission to join the five-member team of the commission's expert group on privacy (GEXPD group). She advises multinationals on all aspects of EU data privacy and security, including national law requirements of most EEA member states, and regularly assists with international transfers of their employee and customer data, including helping them certify under the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement or advising them on how to adopt binding corporate rules.

Tielemans is a regular speaker at privacy conferences organized by the ABA and FTC and has written extensively on privacy-related issues. She holds law degrees from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and Harvard. She is fluent in Dutch, French, English and German.


Contributions by Henriette Tielemans

  • Are International Transfers of EU Personal Data in Danger?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • GDPR Enforcement: What Happens on May 26, 2018?
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy Bar Section Forum 2018
  • Meeting Challenges of Privacy, Security & GDPR Compliance in the Cloud 9:30-5:30
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Data in the Cloud? What GDPR Commitments to Expect from a Cloud Service Provider
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • So We Have Brexit: What Now for Data Protection?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Survey of Data Localisation Laws: Overview and Solutions for Global Compliance
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2015
  • The Lisbon Treaty and data protection: What’s next for Europe’s privacy rules?
    The Privacy Advisor