Patrick Van Eecke
Prof. dr. Patrick Van Eecke is Partner at Cooley LLP and co-chair of Cooley’s global cyber/data/privacy practice. He has over 25 years' experience advising clients on privacy and data protection matters.
Patrick is also a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European information and communications law, and a frequent guest lecturer on internet law at various other universities.
Patrick has extensive expertise in advising and assisting national and multinational players with respect to data protection and privacy issues and has in-depth knowledge of regulatory developments in Belgium, EU Member States, and on a pan-European level. It is this unique combination of both a strong academic background and a day-to-day involvement with the legal issues arising in practice, that gives Patrick a strong advantage in providing sound legal yet ready-to-use practical solutions, which are highly appreciated by clients.
Patrick Van Eecke's European privacy and data protection practice is recommended as a Tier 1 practice in both Legal 500 and Chambers. Chambers & Partners describes him as "Prominent partner Patrick Van Eecke attracts significant praise from the market, with clients highlighting his IT practice. He focuses on e-commerce, data protection, media and new technologies. Impressed sources describe him as "charismatic and persuasive, with clear commercial instinct. He is the author of diverse legal articles and books on data protection issues, ecommerce, computer crime, electronic signatures, electronic contracting and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.”
Contributions by Patrick Van Eecke
From DPO to Data Ethics Officer: Don’t Fall Behind!
Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2023
From DPO to DEO: Don’t Stay Behind!
Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2023
Harnessing the Power of Metrics: Measuring and Reporting for Program Success
Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022
'Schrems 2.0': 5 business impacts from the advocate general’s opinion
Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum - SOLD OUT
Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019