Speakers Bio Dr. David Stevens

Dr. David Stevens


David STEVENS currently is the Data Protection Officer (EU) at Nielsen (www.nielsen.com), a worldwide leading company in the media, advertising and e-commerce sectors offering its clients measurement of what people listen to, watch and buy. As its DPO David is responsible for developing Nielsen's Privacy strategy and for the roadmap for compliance with EU legislation on Data Protection.
Over the last decade David has developed a solid knowledge and vision on efficient ways to implement Data Protection requirements in a corporate environment (including the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR).
Before joining Nielsen, David was as the DPO of Telenet (a Belgian cable company of which the UK/US group 'Liberty Global' holds most of the shares) the legal & regulatory architect of Telenet's plans in the area of targeted linear TV advertising.
David started his career as an academic researcher and research manager at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (currently: Centre for IT & IP law, Catholic University of Leuven, www.law.kuleuven.be/citip/) and therefore has extensive knowledge on all legal and regulatory aspects of today's information and communication technology (e.g. electronic communications and media law, intellectual property rights (copyright, database protection, patents, digital rights management), protection of privacy and identity management, security & trust, cybercrime, e-government), both at national and European level.