We invite for you… Michael Scuvée

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Data privacy: Accountability in Practice

With the advancement of digital technology, companies are able to sweep up large amounts of data on consumers and their activities. The availability of these data enables organizations to create and capture new value, for example by offering more customised products or services to their customers. Simultaneously, there is a growing awareness and concern about privacy protection: privacy regulations have been expanding in the EU as well as globally, enforcement and sanctions for data breaches are ever-increasing, and many companies consider the development of a privacy compliance policy as a strategic investment.

In this “We Invite for You”, Michael Scuvée, director Global Data Privacy at Johnson Controls, highlights the opportunities and risks associated with the use of (sensitive) customer data by companies. During this session, Michael will highlight some do’s and don’ts with regard to privacy regulations. Moreover, he will touch upon on the different perspectives on privacy in the US vs. the European Union and several important regulatory aspects such as data transfer restrictions. Michael will also focus on the development and roll-out of privacy programs and accountability frameworks within companies. This session aims to provide insights in what it means for companies to balance privacy and opportunities in a data-driven world.


18h30 Welcoming drink and sandwiches
19h00 Introduction by professor Öykü Isik, Vlerick Business School
19h30 Data Privacy: Accountability in Practice, Michael Scuvée, Director Global Data Privacy at Johnson Controls
20h30 Q&A
20h45 Closing drink Vlerick Lounge

BIO MICHAEL SCUVEE, Director Global Data Privacy, Compliance – Corporate at Johnson Controls

Michael Scuvee Michael Scuvée is a Data Privacy compliance expert with 20 years experience in consulting, market research, and service and manufacturing industry sectors. He currently holds the position of Director Global Data Privacy at Adient, a company being formed from the spinoff of Johnson Controls’ Automotive Experience division. Adient is the global leader in automotive seating and interiors. As previously at Johnson Controls, he leads the company’s Global Privacy Program.

In January 2015, Johnson Controls Inc. received authorization for its Binding Corporate Rules. Prior to joining Johnson Controls Inc. in 2011, Michael spent 17 years in international leadership roles at IMS Health, a world leading provider of market research, information and consulting services for the pharmaceutical industry.


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