The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Belgium is happy to invite you to a roundtable lunch on March 23 in De Warande.

Google keeps track of your websurfing behavior in order to show you personalized advertisements.' 'Austrian student Max Schrems sues Facebook for violation the European privacy laws.' Almost each week we are confronted with potential privacy issues related to the use of social media. LinkedIn, Netlog, Facebook, Google and all other social media sites have hundreds of millions of users. But what type of information do they collect and keep? How do they use it? And how can individuals and businesses prevent abuse of their data?

Whether you are professionally concerned about what your employees or clients write about your business on social media site, or whether you are a parent concerned about the privacy of your teenage children on the Internet, or whether you are just an occasional user of sites such as LinkedIn; the ChicagoBooth interactive Roundtable about 'Social Media and Privacy' will be of interest to you. We gathered two expert speakers on the topic, which will present their point of view and have an open discussion with you afterwards.

Jan Maarten Willems is CFO at Massive Media NV, the company which manages social media sites such as Netlog and Twoo. He started his first Internet business already in 1996 and thus has a long standing track record in the industry.

Erik Valgaeren (LLM'91) is a partner at law firm Stibbe. Erik heads their TMT practice which focuses on internet, e-commerce, IT and electronic communications law, as well as on IP issues. The IP related activities are mainly driven by the increasing interaction between infrastructure and the content/information communicated thereby.


De Warande
Zimmerstraat 1
1000 Brussels, Belgium


Paying members of the University of Chicago Alumni Club Belgium: € 55

All others: € 75


Register Online

Deadline: 3/21/2012


Katrin Geyskens, MBA '97