Heidi Waem is a data protection and privacy lawyer with almost 15 years’ experience advising clients in the FMCG, technology, media, life sciences, financial and public sector on all aspects of EU regulatory data protection compliance (including cybersecurity) and assisting them in data protection and privacy litigation before the Belgian Data Protection Authority and the regular courts.

Heidi also has a background in the broader field of IP/IT, e-commerce, consumer and contract law, so she does not look at data protection compliance in isolation but on the contrary ensures that it is duly embedded in and aligned with the broader legal framework.

Over the years, Heidi has been seconded to various companies in different sectors and this has given her valuable insight and experience as to the needs of and problems faced by businesses. She is known and appreciated by clients for her pragmatic, hands-on approach.

Heidi regularly publishes articles on data protection and privacy topics on DLA Piper’s Privacy Matters blogs, and frequently speaks on those topics during DLA Piper webinars and events from organizations like Beltug, DPO Circle and the VUB Brussels Privacy Hub.

Heidi is a member of the Beltug Privacy Council and the Belgian Council for Journalism.