Gry Hvidsten is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office. She is a Partner and Deputy of the firm's Technology and Digitalisation practice. Hvidsten has been working with data protection issues for more than 15 years; in the Legislation Department of the Ministry of Justice, in Norway's largest company, Equinor, and as a long-time business lawyer.
Gry Hvidsten assists both public and private companies in a variety of industries with questions related to compliance, introduction of new technology and new solutions, privacy in the workplace, whistleblowing/investigation, digitalization and digital business, sanctions and GDPR, electronic marketing, big data analytics, GDPR due diligence related to transactions etc. Hvidsten also assists with agreements related to the handling of data, including data processing agreements and transfer agreements related to the provision of cloud services.
Hvidsten has assisted several international corporations with the implementation of BCR (Binding Corporate Rules).
Gry Hvidsten is particularly committed to helping businesses achieve compliance in practical day-to-day business as well as identifying how data protection regulations could contribute to more effective business development if the right assessments are made early in the process.
Hvidsten is a lecturer at both BI and OsloMet and is responsible for several data protection courses offered by Juristenes utdanningssenter (the main provider of legal courses for lawyers in Norway), namely their "Data Protection Officer" courses and for their full-day course on "Data Protection in the Workplace". She is also frequently used as an external speaker on topics related to data protection and data protection in the workplace.
Partner and Deputy of Technology and Digitalisation practice, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2018 - 2021
Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2014 - 2018
Advisor, Sr. Advisor, Statoil ASA
2009 - 2014
Associate/Senior Lawyer, Arntzen de Besche, Oslo
Examiner, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
2001 - 2009
Legal Advisor, Legislation dept, Ministry of Justice
2000 - 2001
Secretary for the Norwegian Advisory Council on Bankruptcy, Civil dept, Ministry of Justice
1997 - 1998
Research Assistant, Institute of Public Law, University of Oslo
1996 - 1997
Legal Advisor, Juss-Buss
Trainer (part time), Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
Cand. jur, University of Oslo
French for foreigners, Sorbonne, Paris