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Tim Van Canneyt

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Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy




Tim joined Fieldfisher in 2007 and is a specialist information technology contract negotiator and litigator and a data protection and e-commerce advisor.He has significant experience in the field of privacy, data protection and data security, where he helps clients with their privacy compliance issues. He has a particular interest in privacy challenges caused by digital technologies and services, such as RFID, cookies and cloud computing. Another important part of his practice consists of drafting and negotiating complex IT service and outsourcing agreements.

Over the years, he has been seconded to clients in the financial services and technology consulting sector, which allowed him to gain a better understanding of his clients’ needs.


Dutch, English, French


Tim is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and a member of eComlex, an international association of leading IT and e-commerce lawyers established to meet the needs of businesses throughout Europe.


EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

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Tim Van Canneyt - Fieldfisher

Within: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Fieldfisher’s team provides 'pragmatic advice' on GDPR, data breaches and international data transfer matters, to name a few areas. The 'extremely efficient'  Tim Van Canneyt is advising Euroclear on its multinational GDPR compliance project; he jointly heads the team with Olivier Proust, who is 'knowledgeable, responsive and very practical'. Proust assists Octapharma with global data transfers.

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Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Within: Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Fieldfisher leverages its cross-departmental team in handling a range of matters, including outsourcing and procurement projects, commercial and transactional advice, regulatory compliance assistance and disputes in the TMT sector. The group advised Euroclear on IT matters, including negotiating licensing and outsourcing contracts. In another work highlight, the practice acted for Avaya on its dual binding corporate rules applications for both controller and processor status. It was also instructed to handle GDPR compliance projects for several clients including AGC Glass Europe. Tim Van Canneyt heads the technology, outsourcing and privacy department alongside Olivier Proust.

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