Isabelle Vereecken

Isabelle Vereecken

EDPB Head Secretariat

Isabelle Vereecken is a lawyer and works at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) since May 2017. She coordinates the setting up of the Secretariat for the future European Data Protection Board (EDPB). This secretariat will provide administrative and analytical support to the future European Data Protection Board.  

Prior to join the EDPS, she was a legal advisor at the Belgian Data Protection Authority for 10 years. In this position, she was in charge of international data transfers matters, such as BCR applications. She was also contributing to the work of the Article 29 Working Party, acting as rapporteur for international flows issues and participating to the cooperation between the WP29 and the APEC. In addition, she followed closely the negotiation of the General data protection regulation (GDPR) by acting as an expert to support the Belgian government during the negotiation. 

She started her career as a researcher and worked at the CRID (Computer and Law Research Centre – University of Namur) for 4 years on data protection, intellectual property rights and e-commerce issues 

She has a master degree in law from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and a postgraduate degree in ICT law from the University of Namur.