Simon Verschaeve practices in the area of privacy, data protection and technology regulation. His expertise covers both contentious and non-contentious data protection matters, including litigation before the Belgian Data Protection Authority, advising on online advertising rules and assisting with GDPR compliance of innovative projects and technologies.

He is affiliated as an academic teaching assistant to the research group Law & Technology at Ghent University.

He also advises clients on all aspects of data transfers under the GDPR, assists with data and cybersecurity breaches as well as pre-litigation issues involving data subject complaints. Simon also closely follows up on upcoming EU legislation in relation to data and digital services, such as the Data Act, ePrivacy and the DSA.

Simon is the author of several articles in legal journals and books, including on the right to be forgotten in search engines and press archives (Cambridge Handbook, 2022), data protection in social media platforms (RABG 2021) and the legal aspects of sharenting (Journal for Youth and Children’s Rights 2020).

Before joining DLA Piper, Simon worked as a legal researcher at Ghent University. His research focused on the data protection and intellectual property law implications of e-Portfolio implementation in health care settings.