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The Future of Data Protection : Navigating Between Data Regulations, Data Spaces and Data Dogmas


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Summer Academy For Global Privacy Law 2024

The Future of Data Protection : Navigating Between Data Regulations, Data Spaces and Data Dogmas

About the Academy

1-5 July 2024

Registrations open – fill in the following form to enlist.

Subjects covered will include:

  • Machine learning, AI (Act) and Data Protection
  • Data Transfers to the US, UK and BRICS countries
  • Platform Regulations
  • Health and Financial Data Spaces
  • EIDAS and Biometric recognition

The Brussels Privacy Hub is proud to announce its 2024 Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law, after 8 years of successful editions.

Summer Academy Organisers:
Professor Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Scientific Coordinator and Co-Director Brussels Privacy Hub

Barbara da Rosa Lazarotto, Managing Coordinator

Professor Gianclaudio Malgieri, Co-Director Brussels Privacy Hub

The Brussels Privacy Hub would like to acknowledge the collaboration and assistance of the following organisations:

The Faculty

Abbas Ravjani

Director for Privacy and Public Policy at Meta

Andres Algaba

Postdoctoral Researcher and Guest Professor at VUB

Emanuel van Praag

Counsel at Kennedy Van der Laan and professor of Financial Technology and Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Gianclaudio Malgieri

Associate Professor of Law at Leiden University and Co-Director of the Brussels Privacy Hub

Gloria González Fuster

Research Professor at VUB and Director of the LSTS Research Group

Jessica Eynard

Associate Professor with HDR and
Co-director of IRSI

Laura Drechsler

Assistant Professor at KU Leuven and researcher for the Belgian State Archives

Liubomir Nikiforov

PhD Student, VUB and BPH Member

Lukasz Olejnik

Independent Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Researcher and Consultant.

Mario Guglielmetti 

Legal Officer at the EDPS

Michaël Van den Poel

Research engineer, EDHEC; PhD Student, VUB and BPH Member

Michal Czerniawski

Administrator for the LIBE Committee and Attorney-at-law

Niklas Eder

Senior Policy Officer at the Oversight Board and Visiting Lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law

Nikolaos Theodorakis

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Lecturer at University of Oxford

Pablo Trigo Kramcsák

PhD researcher at VUB and BPH Member

Smriti Parsheera

Lawyer and Public Policy Researcher

Theresa Stadler

PhD Research Assistant at EPFL IC

Vincenzo Tiani

Partner at PANETTA, Adjunct Professor at EDHEC, PhD Researcher at VUB and BPH Member 

Wojciech Wiewiórowski

European Data Protection Supervisor

Yueming Zhang

Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University

Oscar Tang

Senior Associate at Clifford Chance

Martina Mattioli

Ph.D. Student in DAIS

Veronique Cimina

Legal Officer DSA Unit at European Commission

Laura Carmichael

Research Fellow at the University of Southampton

Steve Taylor

Research Engineer at the University of Southampton

Maryant Fernandez

Digital Policy Officer at the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

The Programme

The Brussels Privacy Hub Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law 2024 will focus on the topic “The Future of Data Protection : Navigating Between Data Regulations, Data Spaces and Data Dogmas. Each day of the Academy will focus on a topic and will deliver a keynote session, lectures, and a workshop, which will give participants the opportunity to apply their knowledge through practical exercises. On top of this, exciting side and networking events  with other researchers and civil society will complement the Summer Academy. 
The Summer Academy is equivalent to 5 ECTS.

Practical Information


The Summer Academy will take place from 1-5 July 2024.


The participation at the Summer Academy will take place in-person only. Participants will be welcomed in the U-Residence, located at the VUB Main Campus in Brussels. More information on how to reach the venue and a campus map (look for building U) are available on the VUB website.



For whom?

The Summer Academy is aimed at legal practitioners, data protection professionals – including compliance officers, data protection officers, chief privacy officers – civil society representatives and activists, early-career researchers, and all those working in the privacy, data protection and data governance space, at the interface between law and technology. 

Prerequisite for participating in the Summer Academy: Familiarity with EU data protection law. 

How to register?

Registration are open via this website.

Registration Fees and Payment Policy

• Full price – €1.800
• PhD Student Reduced price €900

Registrations are open until 10 June 2024, with payment due before the start of the Summer Academy.

PhD students are eligible to apply for a limited amount of registration fee reductions of 50%. To apply for a reduction, PhD students should motivate why they should receive the discount, and add proof of their status as a PhD student.

Payment shall be arranged after the acceptance of participants. Invoices and receipts will be possible.


Cancellation Policy
Refunds of 50% of the payment amount are possible in case of cancellation. Cancellation shall be done in writing, and should be received before 31 March 2024 for early bird registrations, or 30 April for full price registrations.
Privacy Notice

Date: 16 February 2023 – Updated 19 January 2024


This Privacy Notice describes how we collect and use your personal data in the context of the Brussels Privacy Hub Summer Academy programme.


Identity of the controller

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is responsible for the processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Notice. You can reach us at brusselsprivacyhub@vub.be.


The information we collect and process

We collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your participant category (student or professional)
  • Your affiliation
  • Your biography and motivation letter
  • Your IP-address
  • Your dietary preference


How we collect your information

We collect the information you submit in the registration form and the information you submit to us via mail or social media.

Why do we collect your information

We collect your information to provide services in relation to our Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law (article 6(1)(b) GDPR).

  • Your name and contact details are collected to enable communication and provide personalized items such as name tags during the event.
  • Your participant category is collected to invoice according to the differentiated participation fees.
  • Your affiliation is collected to better adapt the content of the Summer Academy to the different participants.
  • Your dietary preference is collected to be able to offer lunch in accordance with the participants wishes during the Summer Academy.
  • Your biography and motivation letter is collected to be able to select participants.

We may also use personal data in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.


Whether we share or disclose your information

We may disclose personal data to our processors or authorize them to process the data to pursue one or more of these purposes. Our processors include:




Retention and deletion of your information

The data will be stored for the period of organization and activity of the Summer Academy and for a maximum of 6 months. After this period, all personal data related to your participation will be deleted.


Your rights

You have the right to:

– To access your personal data and obtain all the information on the processing as mentioned in Article 15 Regulation 679/2016, hereinafter GDPR, (origin, purpose, lawful grounds, details about the data controller, recipients, duration, other data subjects’ rights, etc.).
– You also have the right to rectify your personal data, update, delete or request limitation of processing. The content and exercise of these rights is regulated by Articles 15-18 of the GDPR. Finally, the data subject has the right to revoke the consent for the processing of his/her personal data. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the revocation.
– You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Supervisor if he or she believes that the processing of his or her personal data is in breach of the GDPR, pursuant to and in accordance with Article 77 of that Regulation.

To exercise your data subject rights, please contact us at brusselsprivacyhub@vub.be. In addition, you can also reach the Data Protection Officer of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel at DPO@vub.be.

How to contact us

You can submit a request or ask us questions about this Privacy Notice or our practices by emailing us at brusselsprivacyhub@vub.be, emailing our DPO at DPO@vub.be or writing us at:

Brussels Privacy Hub

Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene



Updates to our privacy notice

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal data practices. We will indicate at the top of the policy when it was most recently updated.



Transgressive Behaviour Policy

All people involved in the Summer Academy treat each other with respect, taking each other’s physical and psychological integrity into consideration. They do not intentionally do or say anything which another person could find offensive and regard as a violation of dignity. People address each other with the terms of reference which they themselves prefer.

Any form of unacceptable behaviour – bullying, verbal and physical violence, racism and sexually unacceptable behaviour – and discrimination or neglect on the basis of gender, wealth, civil status, political conviction, trade union allegiance, language, socio-economic situation, class, outlook on life, religion, nationality, skin colour, ethnicity and migration background, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical and mental capacities and limitations will not be tolerated, including coercion via peer pressure. This applies to direct communication via words, images, actions, behaviours, and to online communication. 

Participants are mutually supportive. Participants that witness discrimination, neglect or unacceptable behaviour do not look away, but try to stop it. They provide support to the victim. If they are unable to stop this undesirable behaviour or do not dare to stop it, then we ask them to report this behaviour, possibly as (anonymous) witnesses to an executive member of the Brussels Privacy Hub.

The full list of executive members can be found on the Brussels Privacy Hub website. Alternatively, you can reach us at BPHSummerAcademy@vub.be.

Participants respect the applicable VUB and external regulations.

In case of emergency, VUB security is reachable via bewaking@vub.be, or via telephone at +32 2 629 11 11 (emergency) or +32 2 629 21 76 (general).

Previous Summer schools – Academies

8th Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law: From Data Access to Data Transformations: How to Govern Data in the Age of Analytics and AI (19-23 June 2023)
7th Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law: Engineering The Data Regulation(S) In An Age Of Reform (27 June – 1 July 2022)
6th Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law: International data flows: Moving challenges, new solutions (21-25 June 2021)
5th Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law: Confronting the new Challenges (22-26 June 2020)
4th European Data Protection Law Summer School: Advancing (with) EU data protection (24-28 June 2019)
3rd European Data Protection Law Summer School: Putting the GDPR into practice and in context (24-28 June 2018)
2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School: The GDPR is Now (26-30 June 2017)
1st European Data Protection Law Summer School: Getting to grips with the GDPR (4-8 July 2016)