International data transfers: new complications, thoughts and solutions

Renaud Le Squeren, Partner – Avocat à la Cour at DSM Avocats à la Cour and Vice President of  APDL, participated in Data Privacy Day and spoke on the topic of “international data transfers: new complications, thoughts and solutions”.


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Company: DSM Avocats à la cour

Location: Luxembourg

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time

DSM – Offre recrutement data protection 2023

Data Privacy Day 2023 : Online registration is available

Data Privacy Day 2023 will be held at the end of the month on the occasion of the Data Protection Day with a focus on the value of educating and interpreting in Privacy.

Online registration is now open and the schedule is available.

We would be happy to welcome you and share useful information related to data privacy and data protection regulation.

Please be aware that Data Privacy Day 2023 is a hybrid event, you can attend live or virtually.

If you encounter any problem during registration, please do not hesitate to contact

We look forward to seeing you on 30 January 2023.


The ceremony recognised organisations and professionals for their strong commitment and engaged work towards the continued development of cybersecurity -and data protection-related activities.

DPO of the Year: Maximilien Spielmann, Commissaire du Gouvernement à la protection des données auprès de l’État
CISO of the Year: Guy Isler, CISO, Centre Commun de la Sécurité Sociale

Huge congratulations to all of them

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Job opportunities

Data Protection Expert (m/f)

Company: Caisse nationale de santé CNS

Location: Luxembourg-ville

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Part Time


Lawyer (m/f)

Company: CapitalatWork Foyer Group

Location: Luxembourg

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time

Interview with Matthieu Gatineau, DPO of the Year 2021

Matthieu Gatineau, DPO at Servior and recently awarded DPO of the Year 2021, joined Steve Clement, Security Engineer at CIRCL, for a conversation about his vision of data protection.

“The DPO is the human face and/or voice of digital transformation, raising awareness of the risks inherent in the use of increasingly complex information systems that users face.”, Matthieu Gatineau

Matthieu Gatineau will participate to events in Luxembourg and abroad throughout the year to represent the Luxembourg cybersecurity ecosystem. Keep posted!


Discover the DPO of the year 2021




Matthieu GATINEAU, DPO of Servior and member of the APDL Board of Directors, received the 2021 DPO of the Year award.


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Job Opportunities

*Data Protection Officer (m/f), BDO Luxembourg (septembre 2021)

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*Data Protection Officer (m/f), La Cour des Comptes Européenne (avril 2020)

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Are you going to be the new DPO of the Year?

As every year, as part of Cybersecurity week, the best security and data protection professionals will be rewarded.

We invite you to apply for the DPO of the Year category and join the 2019 and 2020 winners, Stéphane Omnes and Eric Bedell.

The application process is open now.

More information here

Data retention and destruction under the GDPR

The APDL and Sopra Steria organized a virtual breakfast “Guidelines on the retention and destruction of data under the GDPR” on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The content of this event was based on a guide developed by the APDL Technical Commission which had initiated work on the management of data retention and erasure including the treatment of backlogs of data or paper archives.

During this event, the legal framework was recalled and a methodological approach as well as practical examples were exposed. Then the technical aspects of data retention and destruction for the different data formats were discussed and finally a data detection tool was presented.

Here you will find the presentation material and the guide.

The APDL warmly thanks its sponsor SOPRA STERIA for the practical organization of the event as well as the various speakers whose contact details you will find below:

  • Bénédicte D’Allard – Arendt Regulatory & Consulting
  • Sylvie Dessolin – SOPRA STERIA
  • Romain Sabel – BDO
  • Michael Hofmann and Alejandro Del Rio – E&Y
  • Nathalie Sprauer – Raiffeisen Bank :

Technical Commission: