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

  • 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.

  • Technology and IT Law, COVID-19

    2020

    Do you want to share your technology for free in the fight against COVID-19?

    Our days are characterized by a national and global effort to fight the COVID-19 virus. As long as we do not have vaccines, medicines or other solutions that can defeat the pandemic, countries around the world resort to curfew restrictions, guidelines for hand washing and social distancing to keep the virus from spreading. There is however no doubt that the race to fight the pandemic is on, and now "Open COVID Pledge" encourages organizations around the world to contribute to research and development by sharing their intellectual property rights for free. Recently, giants such as Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM announced that they are joining the initiative.

  • Technology and IT Law, Data Protection, COVID-19

    2020

    COVID-19 and new IT solutions: Privacy in quarantine?

    The corona virus is putting the health and social contemporary world in crisis. The spreading of the virus is very fast and the implementation of new IT solutions to manage both ascertained and potential corona contagions is under evaluation worldwide. The question is - how will the new technologies handle privacy of individuals?