Jean Paul van SchoonhovenOf Counsel

Jean Paul van Schoonhoven

Jean Paul van Schoonhoven | Valegis Advocaten

As of 1 March 2018, Jean Paul van Schoonhoven will be affiliated as of counsel to Valegis Advocaten. Jean Paul is a well-known specialist in the field of privacy and compliance.

He began his career as a lawyer, has worked for the Dutch Data Protection Authority for years, and held the role of compliance and integrity manager for a major bank/insurer and at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. As a consultant, he helped develop Standard Business Reporting in the Netherlands. From the end of 2015 until the beginning of 2018, Jean Paul fulfilled the role of Chief Privacy Officer at PostNL.

Furthermore, Jean Paul is the owner of privacy management and training agency Legal2Practice. Jean Paul is founder and editorial staff member of the journal Jurisprudentie Bescherming Persoonsgegevens [English: jurisprudence in the field of personal data protection] and editorial staff member of various other journals.

In 2009, Jean Paul completed his training as Certified Compliance Officer (NIBE-SVV), and in 2015 he obtained certification from Leergang Stimuleringskader Integere Organisatie [English: training course focused on an incentive framework for organisational integrity] (SIO foundation in cooperation with the Dutch knowledge centre for board members and supervisory board members “NKCC Academy”). In 2016-2017 Jean Paul obtained his international certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

Jean Paul distinguishes himself through his knowledge of the actual practice; of processes and process design within organisations. Jean Paul does not act as attorney-at-law, but in his capacity as of counsel he provides strategic and substantive advice in the area of privacy law.


T: + 31 (0)6 52 64 84 16

Onze teamleden

Ferdi Goessen | Valegis Advocaten