Junior Academic Session II


  • Jef Ausloos


  • Thomas Tombal
  • Cemre Bedir

Organisation: CPDP

Room: Online 4

Timing: 17:15 - 18:30 on 29 January 2021

• Thomas Tombal, University of Namur (BE): Data protection and competition law: friends or foes regarding data sharing?
• Cemre Bedir, Tilburg University (NL): Contract Law in the Age of Big Data


Jef Ausloos

University of Amsterdam (NL)

Jef Ausloos is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Information law (IViR), where he is part of the personalised communications project team. His research centers around concepts such as transparency, empowerment and autonomy. Jef is an affiliated researcher at the University of Leuven’s Center for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), where he obtained his PhD 'The right to erasure: safeguard for informational self-determination if a digital society?’ in 2018. He has also worked in academia and civil society in the US and Hong Kong.


Thomas Tombal

CRIDS, University of Namur (BE)

Thomas Tombal is a doctoral candidate and researcher at the CRIDS (Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société) of the University of Namur, where he is writing a PhD on the topic “Compulsory B2B data sharing: a tale of trade-offs”. His doctoral research focuses mainly on data protection, competition law and IP issues. In parallel, Thomas works on the interdisciplinary DIGI4FED project, funded by BELSPO, where he deals with legal issues pertaining to the use of Big Data and AI by public administrations.

Cemre Bedir

Tilburg University (NL)

Cemre Bedir (1992) is a PhD Researcher at the Private, Business and Labour Law Department of Tilburg University. He studied at Istanbul University (LL.B.), the London School of Economics (LL.M), and Leiden University (Advanced LL.M.) Since September 2018, he has been working as a PhD researcher in law at Tilburg University and a lecturer of Obligations and Contract law in the Bachelor's program in Global Law at Tilburg University. His PhD research examines the interplay between contract law and data protection. For this purpose, he makes a comparison among English and German explores certain specific contracts to find out whether contract law can play any roles in establishing contractual fairness in contracts where personal data is involved.