European Data Protection Office (EDPO) acts as your GDPR European Representative. We are a privately-held Belgian limited liability company located in Brussels with offices in Paris, London, Dublin, Berlin and Madrid.

Our mission as your GDPR  Representative

Our mission as your GDPR Representative is to provide you with a full range of high-quality representation services at all-in transparent fees so that you can (continue to) have full access to customers in the EU.

Our only activity is to act as GDPR European representative for non-EU companies that have to comply with the GDPR. We are dedicated to and focused on acting as your EU representative.

We are international, multilingual, service-oriented and people-minded.

 

  • We work with a team of highly qualified experts from various fields, covering all aspects of the GDPR (legal, IT, security, risk management, etc.)
  • We are on the official vendor list of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • We have agents in North America and Asia (and are currently recruiting agents for Latin America, Africa, India, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East)

Board of directors

Jane Murphy
Jane Murphy

Founder and Chair of the Board

Jane is a Belgo-Canadian lawyer specialised in the GDPR, corporate law, M&A and corporate governance. She is also an independent non-executive board director of listed and non-listed companies in Brussels, Paris, Mumbai, Singapore and Amsterdam as well as a member of various committees (audit, risk, legal, compliance, corporate governance and remuneration). She is Vice-President of CanCham Belux and a member of the IAPP. She holds law degrees from Canada and Belgium, an LLM in EU and International Law, a Certificate in EU Data Protection from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and completed a summer programme in International Business at Harvard.
Olivier Willocx
Olivier Willocx

Managing Director

Olivier is the CEO of the Brussels Chamber of Commerce since 2000 and the CEO of the Brussels Business Federation since 2010. He is also Vice-president of the Belgian Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Founder of the Alliance of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of 15 major metropolitan areas in Europe representing 68 million citizens and over 40 million jobs. Olivier was also the Brussels Region’s Economic Attaché to the EU Commission in charge of financial support programmes. Olivier holds a degree in Economics from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and an LLM in European Law from the University Amsterdam.

Cédric Pierrard
Cédric Pierrard

Director & CTO

Cédric is co-founder and CEO of Efficy, a company active in the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) business that has over 70,000 users at some 2,000 companies in 9 countries and which employs over 200 people at its offices in Western Europe. Cédric is an industrial engineer who also completed the Executive Programme for Growing Companies (EPGC) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Board Effectiveness Course at Guberna (the Belgian Institute of Directors).

Group of experts

Georges Ataya
Georges Ataya

Professor Georges Ataya is academic Director at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, in charge of IT Management and Information Security Management Education. He recently co-founded the Program in European Data Protection, the Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition and the DPO Circle. Georges also acted as the international Vice-President of ISACA and of the IT Governance Institute and as President of ISACA Belux. He is Managing Partner of ICT Control SA, a Belgian-based advisory firm. Georges is member of Boards and of Advisory Boards of various professional organisations. He also directs research programmes in various technology management fields.

Miriam Maes
Miriam Maes

Miriam is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam and a non-executive member of the Board of Urenco and of Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Board’s Sustainability Committee. Miriam is a non-executive director on several Euronext listed companies headquartered in France. She is head of the “Energy Transition Forum” which is partnered with the UN Foundation in Washington DC. Miriam has over 35 years of experience working for multinationals and was CEO of Foresee Ltd, a climate change consulting company. Until May 2017, Miriam was also Chair of the Euronext listed company ELIA Group.

Saskia Van Uffelen
Saskia Van Uffelen

Saskia has a professional background with leading positions in the ICT and Telecoms sector. She is Corporate Vice President Benelux at GFI. From 2014 until 2019 Saskia was the CEO of Ericsson for Belgium and Luxembourg. For the Belgian Federal Government, she represents Europe as the Digital Champion, locally stimulating the execution of the Digital Agenda which includes the Digital Economy, Infrastructure, Government, Security and Skills as key areas. Her value as an inspiring leader lies in the transformation of business models, organisational structures, ecosystems and human capital. Saskia is also an independent board member of Elia, BPost, AXA Insurance and the University of Antwerp.

Managers

Lucia Canga Roza
Lucia Canga Roza

Account Manager

After obtaining her law degree from the Université Saint-Louis in Belgium, Lucia attended common law courses at Cambridge University (UK) and obtained a European Law Master’s degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She then went on to graduate with an LLM in International Business Law at the Université Sorbonne-Assas (Paris II) and INSEAD Singapore. She then worked in a Big Four Consultancy firm where she provided legal advice on national and European matters. Lucia speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian. Lucia is CIPP-E Certified.

Marie-Christine Bourque
Marie-Christine Bourque

Account manager for North America

After graduating with a master’s degree in European and international law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and completing her Bar in Canada, Marie-Christine worked in New York City from where she traveled the world as an emerging markets manager for Euromoney Institutional Investor. Her role involved initiating and maintaining trusted-adviser relationships with government leaders and executive management of banks and businesses. Marie-Christine subsequently held senior sales, account management and business development roles in several industries. She is a dedicated result-oriented team player.

European Data Protection Office

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