• Catholic University of Leuven, J.D. (2012) cum laude
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Ph.D. (2017)


  • Belgium


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Yung Shin Van Der Sype, Ph.D.

+32.2.897.0872 (office)
+32.495.213.331 (mobile)

Yung Shin Van Der Sype is a counsel at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office and a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity and IP Group. She focuses on IT law, such as privacy and data protection and IT contracts and cybersecurity, particularly in relation to HR-related matters. Yung Shin advises national and international clients from different sectors ranging from social media to esports. She has more than 10 years’ experience providing services across the spectrum of IT law and has built up an impressive reputation in this area. She is also widely respected for her pragmatic and creative approach to solving business disputes.

Yung Shin defended her doctoral thesis “Towards an integrated privacy protection in the company” at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). As a senior affiliate researcher at KU Leuven’s Centre for IT & IP Law, Yung Shin will partially continue her academic activities. She is a frequent public speaker and the author of several books and articles on privacy and data protection.

Yung Shin is on the editorial board of the legal journal Privacy & Information, and a board member of the Association for Social Law. She is an editor of the Privacy and Technology Law Series of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. She was recently appointed as Integrity Commissioner of the Belgian Esports Federation, and she is an active member of various other national and international associations.


  • "Privacy and Technology Law: Europe," International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Wolters Kluwer (August 2022). Co-author: Y.S. Van Der Sype.
  • "Naar een ge├»ntegreerde privacybescherming in de onderneming," Wolters Kluwer (2017). Co-author: Y.S. Van Der Sype.
  • "Ontslag wegens dringende reden," Wolters Kluwer (2015). Co-author: Y.S. Van Der Sype.