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Anne-Michèle Goris


CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages Dutch, French, English

Anne-Michèle joined CMS in 2016, where she mainly focuses on data protection, IT, media & telecom and general commercial law. In these areas, she advises and assists both national and multinational clients in many different matters. This includes drafting of agreements (eg. cloud computing agreements, IT reseller agreements, etc.), handling complex multinational data transfers, advising clients on IT security incidents, assisting clients in negotiations (eg. negotiations on an IT/telecom outsourcing agreement), assisting clients in performing digital transformation and big data projects (anticipating the new European General Data Protection Regulation) and more.
Anne-Michèle is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E). This is a certification that is widely used by privacy professionals in the US and in Europe.
Anne-Michèle studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven, where she graduated in 2014. Anne-Michèle obtained a LL.M. degree from King’s College London in 2015.
Anne-Michèle is fluent in three languages (Dutch, French and English – both written and spoken).

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Relevant experience

  • 2015 - 2016 : Junior Associate at Holland van Gijzen Advocaten - EY
  • 2011 - 2015 : Internships at several top-tier law firms
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  • 2015 - King's College London (LL.M. International Business Law)
  • 2014 - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Master of Laws)
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Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
19 Feb 19
Stud­i­en­am­id­dag: 101 Mar­ket­ingv­ragen jur­idisch beant­woord
TOP­ICS: so­ciale me­dia, GDPR & vergelijkende re­clame
Bel­gi­um's pri­vacy watch­dog pub­lishes guid­ance on the no­tions of con­trol­ler...
Re­cently, the Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (“DPA”) pub­lished guid­ance on con­trol­ler and pro­cessor con­cepts (see ori­gin­al doc­u­ments in French and in Dutch), re­fresh­ing the dis­tinc­tion between these two con­cepts and their im­plic­a­tions.
Novem­ber 2017 News­let­ter
20 Nov 18
Stud­i­en­am­id­dag: 101 Mar­ket­ingv­ragen jur­idisch beant­woord
TOP­ICS: so­ciale me­dia, GDPR & vergelijkende re­clame
New cam­era sur­veil­lance rules
The re­vised Bel­gian Sur­veil­lance Cam­era Act (“Act”) entered in­to force on 25 May 2018, at the same time as the GDPR. The Act ap­plies to all cam­er­as that mon­it­or and su­per­vise an area for the pur­pose of pre­vent­ing, es­tab­lish­ing or de­tect­ing crime or dis­turb­ance.
April 2017 News­let­ter
EU is­sues draft guid­ance on data breach hand­ling
A data breach is a breach of se­cur­ity lead­ing to any ac­ci­dent­al or un­law­ful de­struc­tion/loss/dis­clos­ure of or ac­cess to any per­son­al data, pos­sibly re­quir­ing no­ti­fic­a­tion to the DPA or the af­fected data sub­jects.
Leg­al pre­ci­sion in data pro­tec­tion
Bel­gian pri­vacy watch­dog gets more teeth
As from 25 May 2018, the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Le­gis­la­tion (“GDPR”) will ap­ply in European coun­tries, set­ting out a series of new pri­vacy rules. The GDPR will, among oth­er changes, have a dir­ect ef­fect on the func­tion­ing of in­de­pend­ent su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies.