Professor Christopher Kuner of VUB’s Brussels Privacy Research Hub was recently presented with the Best Consumer Supporter award and medal of the Japanese government’s Consumer Affairs Agency. The award celebrates services to Japanese consumers. It was granted to professor Kuner because of his expertise in data protection law and his promotion of the EU’s data protection law in Japan. Japan is currently reforming its privacy law – with the invaluable assistance of foreign experts like Prof.
On 25-26 November 2013, the EU-Korea Institute (EKI) in cooperation with the European Commission successfully organised the first ”EU-Korea Brussels Policy Forum (BPF)” under the title of “A New Global Agenda for the EU-Korea Partnership: Celebrating 50 years together.”
With more than 100 participants, the two-day forum touched upon on Cyber Security and Data Protection, Creative Economy and Sustainable Growth, and Northeast Asian Security and Regional Integration.