Tom de Wit is specialized in IT-law and data protection and privacy Law. Since 1995 he has worked as an Attorney-at-law, legal counsel and researcher. Tom de Wit advises (semi-) public organisations (including educational institutions and housing corporations) and companies, mainly at a strategical level and during contract negotiations in areas related to IT and privacy.

His motto is to make matters no more complex than needed. Solutions do not always have to be found in the legal domain, especially if complex technological matters are concerned.

Function

Attorney-at-law (partner)

Admitted to the bar

1999

Education & Work Experience

  • Information Technoloy Law and political sciences at the Universiteit of Tilburg (1994)
  • Phd at the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology (‘TILT’)
  • Researcher at Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology (1995-1999)
  • Attorney-at-law AKD (1999-2005)
  • Attorney-at-law Banning (2005-2007)
  • Legal counsel Ericsson (2007 – 2011)
  • Attorney-at-law Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten (2011-current)

Projects

  • Support and advise in several complex IT-projects for housing companies and healthcare organisations, including the implementation of ERP-systems and the outsourcing of the complete IT-infrastructure
  • Draft and negotiation of contractual documentation (Framework Agreement, SLA, processoragreement) for educational institutions relating to the delivery of SaaS- and cloudservices
  • Several dispute resolutions including litigation in relation to failed IT-projects
  • Advice and compliancy projects relating to the processing of personal data on behalf of healthcare organisations, educational institutions and housing corporations.

Memberships & Other Functions

  • Netherlands Association of Computer Laywers (VIRA)
  • Association for Data Privacy Law (VPR)
  • Netherlands Association for Information Technology  and Law (NVvIR)
  • Guest Lecturer Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology

Expertise

IT law, IP law (software rights and databases) and privacy

Languages

Dutch and English