Gertjan Boulet


Gertjan Boulet
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Building B, room 4B306
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

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Gertjan Boulet holds a joint LL.M/MPhil (2010) from Leuven University (Belgium) and Tilburg University (the Netherlands) where he successfully completed a Research Master of Laws programme focused on legal methods and interdisciplinary research.

He started to work as a doctoral researcher at the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in January 2013 for the EU-funded research project 'Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion bEtween Data PRotection Authorities' (PHAEDRA). Before, he was a freelance researcher at VUB, and became a member of the programming committee of the annual conference 'Computers, Privacy & Data Protection' (CPDP).

Prior to joining the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Gertjan worked for the Brussels Airport Company (2010) and the law firm DLA Piper (2011). He also completed internships at the Belgian Public Prosecutor (2007), the Constitutional Court of Belgium (2012) and the Belgian Privacy Commission (2013).

His research interests include privacy and data protection in cloud computing, law enforcement access to private-sector data and the law of criminal evidence.


Boulet Gertjan (2016) The legal situation in Belgium on Internet Commerce and Pharmaceutical Crime. University of Osnabruck. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2016) The co-existence of administrative and criminal law approaches to data protection wrongs. In: Enforcing Privacy.. Springer International Publishing. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan, Kim Hyoung-Joong (2016) Fintech, Privacy and Data Protection: Perspectives from EU and International Law. In: 1st International Conference on Fintech, Innovation, and Sustainability. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan (2015) Cyber Operations by Private Actors in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: From Cyber War to Cyber Security. ASIL Insights 19. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2015) Belgian report on the cooperation between Internet service/access providers and law enforcement authorities. Nicolaus Copernicus University. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2015) Cooperation between the private sector and law enforcement agencies: an area in between legal regulations. In: Police Cooperation in the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon. Opportunities and limitations. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 245-258. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2015) International Legal Cooperation in the Interception of Telecommunication. Belgian report, in the framework of the project “International Legal Cooperation in the Interception of Telecommunication”, Max Planck Institute. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. ▸ Abstract

Giurgiu Andra, Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2015) EU’s One-Stop-Shop Mechanism: Thinking Transnational. Privacy Laws & Business: International Reports (137) 137: 16-18. ▸ Abstract

Wright David, Barnard-Wills D., Kroener Inga, Rallo Artemi, De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan, Kloza Dariusz (2015) Findings and recommendations. Deliverable 4 to EU project PHAEDRA on Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion betweEn Data PRotection Authorities. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan (2014) Cooperation among Data Protection Authorities: Experiences and Perspectives. In: Wirkt Aufsicht wirklich? Effizienz und Wirkung von Aufsichtsbehörden und – Instrumenten – Von interessiert zu informiert. Crossing Borders. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan (2014) CPDP Vol. 7: ongeëvenaard en memorabel. Privacy & Informatie (17) 2: 75-76. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan (2014) Grensoverschrijdende samenwerking tussen financiële inlichtingeneenheden en privé-sector. NJW (Mechelen) (300): 306-310. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2014) Het probleem van hacken is politiek te lang genegeerd. De Tijd 47, pp. 14-14. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan, Hickok Elonnai (2014) Post-Snowden reactions in India and Belgium: A snapshot. Jusletter IT. Die Zeitschrift für IT und Recht (24). ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2014) A Compass towards best elements for cooperation between data protection authorities. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2014) Legal reflections for further improving cooperation between data protection authorities. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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Bigo Didier, Boulet Gertjan, Bowden Caspar, Carrera Sergio, Guild Elspeth, Hernanz Nicholas, De Hert Paul, Jeandesboz Julien, Scherrer Amandine (2013) Open Season for Data Fishing on the Web: The Challenges of the US PRISM Programme for the EU. CEPS Policy Briefs. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan (2013) Het recht van verdediging: een magneet die buitenlandse stukken naar een Belgisch strafdossier trekt?. Tijdschrift voor Strafrecht (3) 2013(3): 181-183. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan (2013) Regulating Surveillance: The Belgian case. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan (2013) Voor u bezocht: Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2013 te Brussel. Privacy & Compliance 01, pp. 18-19. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan, Gorissen Koen (2013) De bescherming van persoonsgegevens in de cloud. In: Handboek informatiemanagement. Politeia, pp. 18-32. ▸ Abstract

Boulet Gertjan, Hernanz Nicholas (2013) Cross-border law enforcement access to data on the Internet and rule of law challenges in the EU. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Cloud computing and trans-border law enforcement access to private . In: Future of Privacy Forum, pp. 23-26. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Cybercrime report for Belgium. National report for the XIXth International Congress of Penal Law Information Society and Penal Law. electronic Review of the International Association of Penal Law (ReAIDP / e-RIAPL) (2) 2013(2). ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Cybercrime report for Belgium: national report for the first Preparatory Colloquium on ‘Criminal Law – General Part’ (Verona, Italy, 28 November – 30 November 2012) for the 19th International Congress of Penal Law on ‘Information Society and Penal Law’ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31 August – 6 September 2014). Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal (84) 2013(84): 12-59. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Hoog tijd voor een geloofwaardig veiligheids- en privacybeleid. De Tijd, pp. 11. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Opsporing op internet: in lijn met de mensenrechten?. De Juristenkrant (263) 15: 10-11. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Wieczorek Irene, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Les fondements et objectifs des politiques d’incrimination de l’Union européenne: le cas de la cybercriminalité. In: Fondements et objectifs des incriminations et des peines en droit européen et international. Anthemis, pp. 267-282. ▸ Abstract

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Kloza Dariusz, Moscibroda Anna, Boulet Gertjan (2013) Improving Co-operation Between Data Protection Authorities: First Lessons from Competition Law. Jusletter IT. Die Zeitschrift für IT und Recht (20 February 2013). ▸ Abstract

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Bigo Didier, Boulet Gertjan, Bowden Caspar, Carrera Sergio, Jeandesboz Julien, Scherrer Amandine (2012) Fighting cyber crime and protecting privacy in the cloud. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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Boulet Gertjan, De Hert Paul (2012) Cybercrime Questionnaire for Intergovernmental and Academic Organizations. United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2012) De Yahoo-saga: de keuze tussen nationale opsporingsmethoden en internationale rechtshulpinstrumenten. Computerrecht 29: 324-331. ▸ Abstract

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De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan (2012) Yahoo! moet meewerken met Belgische procureur. Noot onder Cass. 4 september 2012. De Juristenkrant (253) 14(253): 8. ▸ Abstract

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