Data Protection & Privacy Lawyers

The Data Protection & Privacy team of CMS Netherlands has a long standing practical experience of advising Dutch and international clients on data protection matters across a wide range of industries. Our approach combines thorough legal specialisation with expertise in sector and application-specific requirements and concepts that has been gained through our work. We provide support and advice on structuring business models in compliance with data protection regulations (privacy by design), enabling such models to be implemented in an environment where privacy and personal rights are becoming increasingly sensitive issues. Close international co-operation within the CMS Data Protection Group enables us to deal with issues at any European level.

Some areas we focus on:

  • Data protection-compliant structuring of business models and all internal/external processes which involve personal data of customers, employees or third parties.
  • Advising on the exchange or export of personal data.
  • Data protection issues in bringing IT or business processes to the cloud or in providing cloud services for customers.
  • Drafting processor agreements and BCR
  • Designing privacy policies and data protection strategies at group, corporate, departmental or process level, including works council and collective employment law aspects.
  • Advice on (technical) aspects of system data protection and on related legal issues in connection with the acquisition, creation, use and analysis of information / big data.
  • Dealing with and representation before Data Protection Authority and other public bodies.
  • Assistance in the event of a cybersecurity breach or other crisis involving actual or alleged data protection violations within the company.

We have gained experience in coaching the legal side of data protection projects and issues for clients in many different industries, such as the financial services, health care & life sciences, IT and telecoms, consumer goods, real estate (investment management) and hotels & leisure industries.

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Katja-vanKranenburg-CMS-NL
Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspians
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Katja heads the Employment Group and the Technology, Media & Communications Sector Group of CMS in the Netherlands. As an employment lawyer, she advises (international) companies about high profile...
Edmon-Oude-Elferink-CMS-NL
Edmon Oude Elferink
Part­ner
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Edmon Oude Elferink heads the EU & Competition team in the Netherlands. He is based out of the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels and advises clients on general EU law, competition law, state aid and data...
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Elly Besterveld
Professional support lawyer
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elly Besterveld works as a professional support lawyer working in the IP/TMC Practice Group. She supports lawyers in this practice group by conducting legal research, acquiring and developing know-how...
Kimberly Friesen
Kimberly Friesen
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Kimberly Friesen is an advocaat in our IP/IT Practice Area Group who specialises in privacy, data protection and IT related contracts. She has advised international clients on the (practical) implementation...
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Erik Jonkman
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Erik Jonkman is an advocaat in our IP / TMC Practice Group and heads the Privacy & Cybersecurity Team of CMS in the Netherlands. He specializes in matters that involve information technology and data...
Vassilis Karantounias
Vassilis Karantounias
Advocaat | Senior Counsel
Belgium, Brussels
Vassilis Karantounias serves as an advocaat in the Data Protection & Privacy and Competition & EU practices at the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels.​Vassilis has broad expertise in EU law as well as in...
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Simon Sanders
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Simon Sanders is an advocaat in our IP/TMC Practice Area Group. As a former in-house counsel for a leading telecommunications multinational, he was hired by CMS to lead the telecommunications practice...
Merle-Temme-CMS-NL
Merle Temme
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Merle Temme is an advocaat in our Competition & EU Practice Area Group. Merle is also a member of the Data Protection & Privacy Group of CMS. ​She has been with CMS since November 2018 and previously...