Silvan Jongerius
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Silvan Jongerius

Silvan Jongerius is the CEO and Founder of TechGDPR, a boutique consultancy for Data Protection and Privacy in tech-centric environments, such as Blockchain, AI and IoT. He has led Data Protection and security efforts since 2012, after spending 12 years in senior technology leadership, general management and innovation for large technology educators. In recent years, he has been particularly focused on Blockchain projects. He holds certifications from the Columbia Business School in Digital Strategies for Business, from the IAPP as Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe/GDPR) and is TÜV certified Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter). He is the European Representative for DLT Labs, a Toronto-based blockchain development house. He is also a regular speaker, consultant and educator in GDPR, blockchain, innovation and technology, and is mentor and advisor for a number of innovative tech and blockchain projects.

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What is the big problem with the right to be forgotten (right to erasure, Article 17) under the GDPR? As Blockchain generally is immutable, and the GDPR requires personal data to be deleted – many people therefore conclude that it is impossible to store any kind of personal data on

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Throughout my ongoing meetings and conferences about the GDPR and how it relates to cutting-edge technologies, I encounter many ‘add-on’ privacy solutions such as ‘secure your Office 365’, ‘breach detection’ and ‘fix your network.’ Such options, which aim to patch privacy vulnerabilities as they arise, also have the secondary effect

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