Charles Helleputte, CIPP/E




Charles is a partner in the Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy team of Mayer Brown; he heads the practice in Brussels.


Charles assists organizations in a number of sectors (hospitality, financial & insurance, travel platforms, aviation, infrastructures) in complying with existing EU and national cybersecurity and privacy laws, such as NIS Directive & GDPR, and with upcoming developments, such as the Cybersecurity Act and ePrivacy Regulation. 

He assists clients in implementing compliance programs (and the training of staff post implementation of such programs), developing global data transfers mechanisms and the negotiation of data processing agreements. He has specific experience in developing incident management policies and procedures and in handling incidents in a cross border context (taking into account multiple cybersecurity, privacy and other regulatory frameworks, such as NIS and PSD2). In addition to such work, Charles is active on the transactional side (from cybersecurity and data privacy due diligence to audits and negotiations in the course of M&A operations).  

Charles is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), holds a CIPP/E certification and serves as co-chair of the Brussels KnowledgeNet Chapter. He is also active in the Digital Economy Committee at AmCham EU.

Charles is regularly in contact with data protection authorities around Europe and represented clients in front of the Working Party No. 29 (now EDPB). Charles regularly publishes articles and is invited as speaker on such topics. 

Charles is fluent in English and Dutch, in addition to his native French.



Contributions by Charles Helleputte

  • The General Data Protection Regulation Birthday Party Quiz
    Speaker at Virtual Brussels KnowledgeNet: 25 May 2020