As one of Europe’s oldest universities, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) has been pushing the boundaries of research and education for over 600 years. Located in the Flemish-speaking side of Belgium, KU Leuven actively collaborates with scientists and researchers from all around the world to promote innovation across a wide range of fields. Its dedication has earned a consistent ranking among the top 100 universities in the world, recognized by both Times Higher Education World Rankings and QS World University Rankings. Every discipline at KU Leuven proudly stands within the top 100 in their respective fields, making it among the most innovative university in Europe since 2016.
Over the last decades, KU Leuven has developed a solid track record in law and ethics, especially in the areas of Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous systems, Data Protection & Privacy, eHealth & Pharma, Ethics & Law, Intellectual Property, Media & Telecommunications and Cybersecurity.
KU Leuven in CYLCOMED
In CYLCOMED, KU Leuven takes on the important role of being the legal and ethical partner. By leading the activities under Work Package (WP) 2, the Belgian partner will guide the consortium members through the legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of the CYLCOMED innovation. The purpose is to ensure that the project meets its goal of deploying new innovative solutions to improve the cybersecurity of connected medical devices (CMD) in an ethical and legally compliant manner.
To this end, KU Leuven will provide a comprehensive framework for privacy and data protection, the Medical Device Regulations, Guidance on Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, as well as cybersecurity legislation. The outcome will be a comprehensive overview of the legal frameworks, including guidelines for compliance with ethical and legal principles related to CYLCOMED technologies. This output will also contribute to defining the necessary steps that regulators, lawmakers, and policymakers should take to promote the ethical and legal use of innovative solutions to protect CMD.
By bringing their unique perspective and knowledge to the team, the KU Leuven team aim to make a significant contribution to the success of the project and the advancement of ethical and legally compliant cybersecurity solutions for connected medical devices.
The KU Leuven Team in CYLCOMED
Jan De Bruyne
Assistant Professor in IT law at CiTiP
Postdoctoral Researcher at CiTiP
Doctoral Researcher at CiTiP