Jan Dhont is a partner in the Brussels office, leading Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Practice in Europe. He is a frequent speaker and is widely known in data privacy and security circles. Jan was formerly with the Belgian Data Protection Authority and has acted as outside counsel to other data protection authorities. Jan is a critical member of the Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response team.
Jan has years of experience working with public and private companies to help them identify and resolve their local privacy and security compliance issues in the European Union and design and develop their worldwide data governance and data transfer programs.
He has worked with global and U.S.-based multinational concerns in a wide variety of industries spanning a wide range of data protection issues, including human resources, consumer and payment card data issues, technology sourcing and cloud processing, and information/cybersecurity initiatives, particularly with network intrusion and cyber incident response.
University of Brussels (V.U.B.) (LL.M., 1998)
University of Leuven (J.D., 1996)
Bar Admissions : Brussels, Belgium
American Bar Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)