Privacy and Data Protection

Over 40 years of expertise and experience in Privacy and Data Protection

The P&DP Sub-Unit continues and develops the research initiated in 1979 by the CRID in the field of Privacy and Data Protection.

It gathers all the members of the LIS Department who are working on Privacy and Data Protection Rules in all the sectors of human activities (public services and administration, healthcare, scientific research, law enforcement, insurance, banking, etc.) - as these sectors were progressively impacted by new technologies (Big Data, datamining, cloud computing, machine learning or AI, etc.) and through various themes (such as adequacy decisions, transfer of personal data outside Europe, data protection authorities, e-government, smart cities, e-health, e-archiving, CCTV, profiling, surveillance or cloud computing services).

The members of the P&DP Sub-Unit have authored hundreds of scientific publications and some are experts at the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, International Telecommunication Union (IUT), public or private bodies or authorities, governments and parliaments, in Belgium or abroad. They also take part to research project at the international, European and national levels (ex. H2020 projets such as TESLA, PROTECT, INSPEX, SPARTA, DENiM).

Head of unit


  • Noémi Bontridder
  • Jean-Noël Colin
  • Cécile de Terwangne
  • Elise Degrave
  • Antoine Delforge
  • Sophie Everarts de Velp
  • Florian Jacques
  • Manon Knockaert
  • Amélie Lachapelle
  • Pauline Limbree
  • Michael Lognoul
  • Alejandra Michel
  • Julie Mont
  • Thomas Tombal
  • Yves Poullet
  • Jean-Marc Van Gyseghem

Recent and representative publications


Herveg, J. (ed.), Deep diving into data protection. 1979-2019 : Celebrating 40 years of research on privacy and data protection at the CRIDS, Bruxelles, Larcier, Collection du CRIDS, n° 51, 2021, 480 p.

Lachapelle, A., La dénonciation à l’ère des lanceurs d’alerte fiscale : de la complaisance à la vigilance, coll. du CRIDS, Bruxelles, Larcier, 2021, 1280 p.

Jacquemin, H. (ed.), Le Règlement général sur la protection des données (R.G.P.D./G.D.P.R.). Premières applications et analyse sectorielle, Liège, Anthemis, Commission Université-Palais, n° 195, 2020.

de Terwangne, C., Degrave, E., Delforge, A. & Gerard, L., La protection des données à caractère personnel en Belgique. Manuel de base, Bruxelles, Politeia, 2019.

de Terwangne, C., Rosier, K. (dir.), Le règlement général sur la protection des données (RGPD/GDPR) - Analyse approfondie, Bruxelles, Larcier, Collection du CRIDS, 2018, 928p.


Duguet, A.-M. & Herveg, J., "Safeguards and derogations relating to processing for scientific purposes: Article 89 analysis for biobank research", in Slokenberga, S., Tzortzatou, O. & Reichel, J. (eds.). GDPR and Biobanking: Individual rights, public interest and research regulation across Europe, Springer, Law, Governance and Technology Series, n° 43, 2021, pp. 105-120.

de Terwangne, C., "Principles relating to processing of personal data", in Kuner, Chr., Bygrave, L.A. & Docksey, Chr. (ed.), The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A commentary, Oxford University Press, 2020, p. 309.

Herveg, J. & Hoffman, S., "Privacy and integrity of medical information", in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Health Law, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp. 1-47.

Tombal, Th., "Economic Dependence and Data Access", International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 2020, pp. 70-98.

CRIDS Documentary Database