Griet Verhenneman is a legal expert on eHealth. She has an academic background and has extensive experience in interdisciplinary research. Today Griet is Data Protection Officer at UZ Leuven (University hospital Catholic University Leuven) where she is responsible for advising care, research and HR departments on data protection. Before joining UZ Leuven as DPO, Griet was working as a legal researcher at the Centre for IT and IP Law (CiTiP) at KU Leuven. For 10 years she participated in numerous interdisciplinary research projects and several international conferences focussing on IT Law and Health. In her research she covered a broad spectrum of topics such as EHRs, mHealth, telemedicine, clinical trials, genetics and genomics, but data protection and privacy have been the common thread in her research. Next to her task as DPO to implement data protection in UZ Leuven, Griet continues her academic work as affiliated researcher at KU Leuven – CiTiP.