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Thomas Olsen

Thomas Olsen

  • Firm: Simonsen Vogt Wiig
  • Practice Area: Data Protection
  • Country: Norway
  • Email: tol@svw.no
  • Oslo Gate 0125, 0192 Oslo, Norway

About Thomas Olsen

Thomas Olsen (PhD) has extensive experience with IT-related issues, particularly with requirements regarding data protection and information security.
Thomas holds a PhD in data protection law.
He was ranked #1 on data protection in Finansavisen’s 2019 Norwegian lawyers’ survey.
Experience
  • 2021 – (today) – Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
  • 2018 – 2021 – Associate Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
  • 2011 – 2018 – Senior Lawyer/Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
  • 2009 – 2011 – IT-Lawyer, Directorate of Taxes
  • 2003 – 2009 – Doctoral Research-Fellow, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo
  • 2005 – Researcher, EU-project Legal-IST
  • 2003 – Senior Executive Officer, the Norwegian Data Inspectorate
Education
  • 2003 – 2010 – PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • 2001 – 2002 – LLM, Master in European Law, University of Southampton, UK
  • 1996 – 2002 – Cand.jur., University of Oslo
Appointments
  • 2012 – 2019 – Leader of the Norwegian Bar Association’s committee for ICT and privacy
  • 2013 – 2017 – Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics (deputy)
Publications
  • “Personvernhåndboken – en praktisk bok om personvernregelverket” Tønseth, Stubø, Olsen og Ljostad, Gyldendal, 2016
  • “Personvernøkende identitetsforvaltning Olsen, Thomas, Complex, 2/2015
  • “Utlevering av opplysninger til utenlandske myndigheter” Olsen, Thomas, Lov & Data, 3/2015
  • ”Høyesteretts avgjørelse i GPS-/Avfallsservice-saken klargjør formålsbestemthetsprinsippet” Olsen, Thomas, Lov & Data, 2/2013
  • ”Personvernøkende teknologi og identitetsforvaltning” Olsen, Thomas, Report on behalf of the Privacy Commission, published in NOU, 1/2009

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