Speakers Bio Mr. Willem Debeuckelaere

Willem Debeuckelaere

President, Commission for the Protection of Privacy, Belgium 

Mr. Debeuckelaere is law graduate of the Ghent University.

He worked as a lawyer from 1977 till 1995. He was president of the Flemish “Human Rights League” from 1982 to 1989.

He published on legal aid, constitutional and administrative law, privacy and data protection.

He was head of the cabinet of the Belgian Minister of the Interior from 1995 till 1998. He was first nominated judge of the tribunal of first instance and subsequently, in 2002, counsellor of the Ghent Court of Appeal. He was Vice-President of the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy from 2004 till March 2007. He has been its President since April 2007.