Information Technology Law

 

Information technology law provides the legal framework for collecting, storing, and disseminating electronic information in the global digital marketplace. General legal issues increasingly have an IT character. We understand the do’s and don’ts when it comes to IT Law.

 

Our clients typically include users and providers of information technology, ranging from start-up enterprises to large multinational corporations. Our experts have experience in the field of e-commerce and privacy regulations. They may assist your business by structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements to meet your business needs, maximise economic benefit and appropriately address commercial risk while ensuring regulatory compliance.

IT contracts

The notion 'IT contracts' covers a wide range of contracts, from software licenses to buying hardware, to contracts for complex software development projects, outsourcing, and interconnection. Drafting and assessing IT contracts calls for more than solid knowledge of regulation and case law in the field of contract law. A basic understanding of the structure and organisation of IT projects is a prerequisite. Our expert can help you draw up IT contracts and/or advise you on the content of such contracts.

Privacy

The protection of privacy rights becomes increasingly important within and outside the IT sector. Now more than ever, managing privacy compliance is a priority for all our clients. Privacy law institutes rules regarding the processing of personal data. With the establishment of the General Data Protection Regulation, the entire European Union will be subject to the same privacy legislation. These changes have a great impact on businesses, both online and offline, as they will have to deal with stricter requirements concerning data protection. The impressive sanctions and fines for non-compliance with GDPR is one reason to take action. Our experts can help you avoid any pitfalls so that you can stay focused on running your business. We keep a close eye on any legal developments, so that we can always support you on the basis of the latest legal state of the art.

(Online) software

Every company makes use of software packaging. This is not only limited to software on regular desktop computers; it is increasingly shifting towards mobile devices such as tablets and mobile phones. In addition, the use of online software packages and Software as a Service (SaaS), is becoming extremely popular. Do you develop software yourself or did you have software developed? If so, did you guarantee your IP rights? And make sure that maintenance, emergencies and support are provided (Service Level Agreement).

We can assist you with any IT-related issue. We know the IT and telecommunication practice like the back of our hand.

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Mart Dijkstra

For me, close cooperation with the client is necessary for achieving the best solution. I approach a problem by looking at the bigger picture and choosing the right strategy for the client. My experience as a lawyer and international corporate legal advisor entails that I understand the interests and demands of small and large companies. To me, providing suitable advice means that, besides delivering a legal product, you also need to explain to the client what is and isn’t allowed in doing business.

I regularly provide lectures and training courses in contract law, corporate law, intellectual property law, privacy law, and ICT law. As a brainstorming associate for both the directors and staff of an organization, I try to raise awareness in legal issues. This is in the interest of the entire organisation and prevents many legal disputes, which saves a lot of money. If a procedure is unavoidable, I confidently take the dispute to court.

Mart studied Dutch Law at the University of Groningen with a specialisation in Private Law and Criminal Law. He worked as a lawyer at law firms in the north of the country and the Randstad. He also gained experience in international business as a corporate lawyer (Legal & Compliance Counsel) at Samsung Electronics. Mart is a member of the Privacy Law Association.