Alex van der Wolk, partner and co-chair of the firm’s preeminent Global Privacy & Data Security practice, is resident in the firm’s Brussels office. He employs his 15-plus years of experience to advise global companies on their most complex data protection strategy and compliance governing all aspects of information management.
Alex helps clients develop privacy strategies for digital transformations, industrial IoT, telematics, Big Data, commercial and marketing programs, and data analytics. He has particular expertise assisting clients with structuring their approach to data privacy in specialized areas, such as health-tech, AgTech, and AdTech. He also represents clients in privacy litigation in Europe, including in European privacy class actions, where he has successfully represented clients on some of the first class action cases in the Netherlands and the UK. Alex is often called upon to head crisis management teams for clients facing investigations by data protection authorities or responding to cybersecurity incidents.
Notably, Alex was one of the first practitioners in Europe to help companies set up Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) and since that time has used this expertise to develop a longstanding and proven track record assisting companies in obtaining regulatory approval for BCRs, both in the EU and in the UK.
Alex is a frequent speaker at international data privacy conferences, including IAPP, and is a guest lecturer at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society and the University of Amsterdam. He is a Dutch-qualified lawyer and a member of the Amsterdam and Brussels Bars. He speaks fluent English and Dutch.Show More
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