Sven Van Damme

VMMa (Gent)

Sven Van Damme (1981,Ghent) obtained his law degree at the University of Ghent in 2004 . In 2005 he obtained his degree as Master in European Law, also at the University of Ghent. In November 2005 Sven joined the ICRI ((Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT) team and he was involved in the VACF project which was assigned by IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for broadband technology). IBBT is a research institute founded by the Flemish Government, focusing on information & communication technology (ICT) in general, and applications of broadband technology in particular. The main goal of the VACF-project was researching and constructing a prototype for the “Virtual Arts Centre of the Future”. The research of Sven focused on the privacy issues in the project, more in particular on privacy and direct marketing. He was also involved in the ADAPID-project which was assigned by IWT (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders). The ADAPID project intends to put forward a framework for advanced applications of the e-ID card in Flanders. Its goal is to offer applications based on the e-ID card that will not reduce personal privacy of the users and to offer services that can be sufficiently trusted. His research focused on pseudonymous data flows and the Belgian Data Protection Act. Sven is also very interested in competition law and does research on the influence of competition law on the electronic communications sector. Sven Van Damme now works as a company lawyer in VMMa.


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