Jan Dhont is a partner in the Brussels office, leading the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice in Europe. He is a frequent speaker and is widely known in data privacy and security circles. Jan was formerly with the
Belgian Data Protection Authority and has acted as outside counsel to other data protection authorities. Jan is a critical member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response team.
Jan has years of experience working with public and private companies to help them identify and resolve their local privacy and security compliance issues in the European Union and design and develop their worldwide data governance and data transfer programs. Jan has particular experience in
guiding companies through the preparation and application process for Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs). He has worked with global and U.S.-based multinational concerns in a wide variety of industries spanning a wide range of data protection issues, including human resources, consumer and payment card data issues, technology sourcing and cloudprocessing, and information/cybersecurity initiatives, particularly in connection with network intrusion and cyber incident response.
Jan’s practice has been nominated as “Top Tier” for six consecutive years in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Contributions by Jan Dhont
Joint Controllership: In the Trenches
Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
GDPR and Its Impact on HR Data Handling
Speaker at Brussels KnowledgeNet: 22 March 2018