Prof. Dr. Jacques Folon
External DPO & Data Privacy expert
Professor at ICHEC Brussels Management School
Prof. Dr. Jacques Folon holds a degree in law, an agrégation, a degree in tax law, an executive master’s degree in public management, and a Ph.D. in political and social sciences. He is a professor at ICHEC Brussels and a visiting professor at the Université Saint-Louis in Brussels and Rennes School of Business. He has over 20 years of experience in data protection, accompanying large public and private organizations, leading or participating in numerous conferences and webinars, designing and conducting training for DPOs, and as an external Data Privacy Officer. He is the designer and founder of GDPRfolder (Belgium, France, Luxembourg), an application to help small organizations demonstrate their compliance with the GDPR. He has already published and collaborated on some fifteen books, the latest of which was published in 2022: “The DPO’s Survival Guide”, already translated into several languages, and “The role of the DPO in the public sector”. He is a regular speaker and media columnist as an expert in data protection to gives a relevant opinion on the place of privacy in our society.