Hielke Hijmans


Belgian Data Protection Authority

Director, President of the Litigation Chamber

Hielke Hijmans is Special Advisor to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), e.g. dealing with ethical questions. He has been working for the EDPS as head of unit until 2014 and before at the European Court of Justice and the Dutch Ministry of Justice.  On 5 February 2016, he received his doctorate in law at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His thesis is titled: "The European Union as a constitutional guardian of Internet privacy and data protection: The story of Article 16 TFEU.”


Contributions by Hielke Hijmans

  • One Stop Shop in Practice: Lessons Learned
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Digital Ethics, the EDPS and the Ethics Advisory Group
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2016