ITechLaw 2010 European Conference

28–29 October 2010 • Berlin, Germany • Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Dr. Elisabeth P. M. Thole
Attorney, Van Doorne, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Elisabeth Thole is head of her firm's Privacy Team. She is an expert in the areas of data protection, IT contracts, e-commerce, outsourcing, open source and IP rights. 

She frequently publishes and speaks at IT related conferences, and she has authored books on data protection, IT agreements, open source, e-commerce and the Y2K problem.  Recent publications include: "Internet Searches and Privacy of Job Applicants Under Dutch Law," Juriste International UIA (2010); "Privacy and Cloud Computing," Informatie (2010); "50 Questions on Privacy," Kluwer (2010); "IT Agreements," SDU (2010); "Unclear Sourcing Rights," Automatisering Gids (2008); and "Offshoring and Privacy Aspects," Cri (2007).

She is a member of ITechLawn, the Netherlands Association of IT Lawyers, the Netherlands Association for IT and Law, and Vice-President of the UIA Data Protection Commission.  Independent international surveys, including PLC Which Lawyer?, Legal 500 and Chambers Europe, recommend her as a ‘leading individual’ for IT.  Chambers Europe (2010) states: "Elisabeth is especially recommended for privacy and data protection work, with clients pointing out that she is 'completely abreast of what goes on' in that area.  They also appreciate her proactive and pragmatic attitude. 'She solves my problems rather than complicate them,' clients said."