Technology and IT Law

Digitalization is a trend that affects all businesses. Information technology (IT) and digital solutions are the backbone of modern business activity and are often closely integrated with the company's business processes.

We assist our clients both in acquiring technology and in reviewing legal requirements that affect the operation and use of IT solutions. This is to ensure that the solution that is acquired or used is not only adequate but that it also supports and meets the legal requirements that are relevant to the business. 

We have considerable expertise and experience in assessing how technical solutions can help fulfil legal requirements, including processing of personal data, information security, electronic signatures and encryption, e-commerce solutions and other electronic interaction.

We give advice on all types of IT agreements and have assisted in the revision of Statens Standardavtaler (the Norwegian State's standard agreement for IT procurement), which is increasingly used by private companies. In addition to preparing contracts, we assist in the planning and implementation of procurement processes, in negotiations and in the implementation phase of contracts. 

Privacy and GDPR compliance are described in more detail here

Read our latest articles on Technology and IT Law

  • Shipping Offshore, Technology and IT Law, Renewable energy, Sustainability

    2020

    Main Blue Economy Partner

    Wikborg Rein has recently entered into a partnership as a Blue Economy Main Partner at Nor-Shipping together with Gard. Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) and Telenor Maritime are joining as Partners. The biannual conference will take place from 1 to 4 June 2021.

  • Technology and IT Law, State aid and EU/EEA law, Intellectual Property, Competition law, Procurement, Data Protection

    2020

    New Partners

    We have the pleasure of announcing that Gry Hvidsten, Hanna Beyer Olaussen and Hanne C. Zimmer are appointed new Partners in Wikborg Rein as of 1 January 2021.

  • Technology and IT Law

    2020

    COVID-19, unfair commercial practices and online platform liability

    An unfortunate result of the coronavirus pandemic has been the increase of deceptive commercial practices that feed off the fear, worry and anxiety in the general public. Since March, the Norwegian Consumer Authority has prioritised the investigation of cases involving misleading advertising and the use of aggressive commercial practices to promote products that claim to cure, prevent or otherwise safeguard consumers from the coronavirus.