Legal Aspects of Information Technology

Legal Aspects of Information Technology

Basic legal issues IT managers and software developers need to know about Information Technology and Law

25 October 2005 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem (Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English by
Price: 480 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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Patrick Van Eecke (DLA Piper)
DLA Piper

Patrick Van Eecke, Lic.Iur., LL.M., is a lawyer and leads the e-business department of the international law firm DLA Piper, which has 4200 lawyers in 30 countries and more than 60 offices.

Patrick Van Eecke is recommended by the Legal 500 and the European Legal Experts as one of the top lawyers in ICT law in Belgium. He is ranked as 1st Belgian lawyer in the "Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers" and is also in the world's Top 20.

In 2000-2001, Patrick was a research fellow at the Law School of Stanford University, California, and he wrote his PhD on the legal aspects of the digital signature. He is extensively involved in various research and consulting projects for the European Commission and several national governments. Until June 1999, he was advisor to the Minister of Justice on the legal aspects of the information society and he was involved in the implementation of electronic signature-related legislation, computer criminality, and eavesdropping on electronic communication.

Patrick Van Eecke is the author of several legal articles and books on computer crime, electronic signatures, electronic contracting and privacy. Patrick is editor of the Belgian Revue de Droit Commercial (Larcier), the international Journal of Internet Law (Kluwer), the Belgian-Dutch Computerrecht (Kluwer) and the British Computer Law and Security Review (Elsevier). His most recent book "Recht & elektronische handel" was published by Larcier.

Patrick is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, he is often asked to comment on Internet law-related issues in national and international press, e.g. very recently in The Guardian on the Safe Harbour Agreement. He is also a columnist in the Belgian quality newspaper De Standaard about law and e-business.

Patrick is a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European Information and Communications Law. He is also a guest lecturer on Internet law at various universities, such as Solvay Business Institute, Kings College London and Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. Information Technology Law).

Patrick is member of the Brussels bar (since 1994) and is an associate member of the American Bar Association.

Kristof De Vulder (DLA Piper)

Kristof De VulderKristof De Vulder is a senior associate of the DLA Piper office in Brussels practicing in the fields of IT and telecommunications law.

Kristof has gained experience in the following domains: IT-contracting, Telecom contracts, service level agreements (SLA) and Public procurement law.

Since 1996, Kristof De Vulder has been a scientific collaborator of the 'Centrum voor Jurist en Informatica' of the University of Ghent. Since 1998, he has also been a scientific collaborator of TRD&I, a Belgian specialized law journal for which he is responsible for telecommunication law and information law. Furthermore, he is an active member of the editorial board of several legal journals including 'Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad'.

Kristof De Vulder is also a regular speaker at conferences, seminars, and colloquia, covering mostly IT law, in general, and outsourcing and SLAs, in particular. He also regularly publishes books and articles on ICT law topics in Belgian legal journals and ICT journals.

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