Senior legal researcher
KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) - imec

Natalie Bertels is a senior legal researcher and valorization expert. She specializes in new technologies and the development of data-driven services and products. Her research focuses on the legal and ethical challenges of a big data/cloud/IoT/AI setting and the methodologies and implementation of privacy by design. Currently, she is involved in the PRiSE project (Privacy-by-design Regulation in Software Engineering, internal KUL funding, 2017-2021), working on an integrated (legal-technical) risk assessment methodology and in the imec Smart City initiative City of Things. She is the co-chair of the Policy and Societal Task Force of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA, Before joining CiTiP, Natalie practiced law as an IP and ICT law attorney.


16:45h - Trustworthy AI - Towards Actionable AI Ethics and “Better” AI Regulation

11.00h - Legal and ethical challenges in SMI– Balancing risks and innovation in the EU setting