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DPS4U is a niche consultancy firm specialized in data protection and privacy.

Key differentiators

DPS4U is the professional platform through which Dirk De Bot performs his services

More than 20 years of experience – combination of academic insight and pragmatic approach

Dirk has more than 20 years of experience in the field of data protection where he combines both academic work with a hands-on approach. On an academic level he obtained his Ph.D. in 2015 on the topic of e-government in Belgium, focussing amongst other on the impact of data protection and privacy. His pragmatism stems from his practice as a long time legal advisor in the financial sector, particularly on the subject of data protection, where he learned the importance of combining a good and sound legal analysis with the reality of business needs.

Work on the GDPR as expert of the Belgian Privacy Commission

Dirk worked for 3 years as an expert with the Belgian Privacy Commission and gave as such support to the Belgian team negotiating the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in the DAPIX working group.

He is a permanent external member of the Sector Committee for the Federal Government that is competent to authorize any electronic disclosure of personal data by a Federal Public Service or a public institution with a legal personality that is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government.

Author and speaker on data protection

He is author of the handbook on data protection and of several publications on the subject. He is also regularly invited to speak on seminars and events.

High quality for an honest price

His experience allows him to deliver high quality services for an honest price, with focus on a pragmatic approach.

Some examples of services

  • Legal advice with regard to data protection issues
  • Drafting information clauses on forms and websites
  • Support in the implementation of the applicable legislation
  • Audits on the processing activities
  • Services as external DPO

Dirk De Bot