Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Senior Lawyer

About Emily Mary Weitzenboeck

Emily is part of the firm’s Technology and Digitalisation practice. She is a member of the bar in Norway and Malta.

Emily assists Norwegian and foreign clients in the public and private sector with issues relating to privacy/data protection and e-commerce law, including marketing law and online consumer protection. Within the field of privacy and data protection, Emily assists clients with various matters related to GDPR compliance, such as transfer of personal data to third countries, carrying out data protection impact assessments, drafting and quality-assuring privacy policies, data processor agreements and other key legal texts.

Emily has been active in the field of IT law for over 20 years, both as a practitioner and an academic. She was awarded a Ph.D. in law from the University of Oslo in 2010, has published several works and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Since 2017, Emily has a part-time position at Wikborg Rein and is otherwise a fulltime associate professor of law at Oslo Metropolitan University where her main areas of teaching and research are privacy, data protection and contract law.

Work experience
  • 2018 -

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2014 - 2017

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2003 - 2011

    Lecturer and examiner, Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy, University of Malta

  • 1999 - 2014

    Postdoctoral research scholar, formerly senior researcher and project manager, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers & Law, Department of Private law, University of Oslo

  • 1995 - 1998

    Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Malta

  • 1994 - 1998

    Advocate, MamoTCV Advocates (formerly Tonna Camilleri Vassallo & Co, Advocates), Valletta, Malta

  • 1994

    Research Assistant, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton

  • 1993 - 1998

    Research Assistant, Law & IT Research Unit, University of Malta

  • 2016

    Norwegian practising certificate

  • 2010

    Doctoral dissertation in Law (Ph.D), University of Oslo

  • 1994

    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Sourthampton

  • 1994

    Admitted to the Bar in Malta, Admitted to the Bar in Malta

  • 1993

    Doctorem in Jurisprudentia (LL.D.), University of Malta

  • 1987

    Diploma in Business Law and Accounting, University of Malta

  • 2019

  • 2012 - 2016

    Board member, The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law

  • 1995 - 1998

  • 1992 - 1998

Selected projects
  • Assessment of privacy legal issues related to the use of a mapping tool in schools

  • Disclosure of personal information in accordance with collective agreements, Public sector?

  • The significance of GDPR Article 23 for the defense sector, Public Sector

  • AEGLE project: National report – Big Data analytics and Norwegian regulations for processing health information

  • Research work, Public Sector

  • 2020

    Legal Issues of Maritime Virtual Organisations (Complex 4/01, Oslo, Unipub Forlag)

  • 2015

    A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models: Dynamic Networks as Collaborative Contracts (updated and revised doctoral dissertation, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK & US, 2012)

  • 2006

    “Good faith and fair dealing in contracts formed and performed by electronic agents” (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law (Springer) 83-110

  • 2004

    "Electronic Agents and the Formation of Contracts” (2001) 9 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP) 204-234

  • 2004

    With Prof. Anja Oskamp, special issues editors of (2004) 12 Artificial Intelligence and Law on “Electronic agents and the law” (Springer)

  • 2001

    "Electronic Agents: Spies, lies and villains in the online world?”, in R. Nielsen, S. Sandfeld Jakobsen, J. Trzaskowski (eds), EU Electronic Commerce Law (DJØF Publishing, Denmark, 2004) 209-221

  • 2001

    "Maltese Copyright Law in the light of EC Law" (with R. Camilleri) i P.G. Xuereb (ed), Malta, the European Union and the Mediterranean: Closer relations in the wider context (EDRC, University of Malta, 1998) 243-274

  • 2001

    “Prevention is Better than Cure: Fostering the Growth of Dynamic Networked Organisations through the use of Proactive Legal Measures”, in P. Wahlgren (ed), Scandinavian Studies in Law Vol. 49: A Proactive Approach (Stockholm, 2006) 305-318