Deep sector knowledge
Over the years, our brand has become synonymous with the world of IT and data, with a range of services designed to keep pace with an industry almost entirely defined by innovation and change. Our deep sector knowledge comes from acting for an impressive client base comprising the great and the good in global technology, which exposes us to fresh ideas and new operating models ahead of the competition.
Our data protection team advises on all data protection, security, cyber and privacy related issues, from the implications of EU legislation to international data transfers to day-to-day compliance issues and dealing with requests from the ICO and other data protection regulators. Above all, we can help you take advantage of the growing number of opportunities around data, helping them commercialise it compliantly.
We are also well-versed in supporting vendors in the outsourcing sector, advising both suppliers and users on a range of work, from small, national initiatives to multi-million, multi-jurisdictional projects.
We operate in the technology hotspots across Europe and through our offices in San Francisco and New York. We've had an established US office since 2000 and have helped more than 400 US businesses with their European legal needs.
Insights: IT and data
Polish consumer watchdog targets e-commerce in the entertainment industry
UK government reignites data protection reform
Cybersecurity | UK Regulatory Outlook February 2023
Data protection | UK Regulatory Outlook February 2023
NIS 2 Directive: a key update for cybersecurity in the EU
Blockchain in Singapore 2023: where are we now?
'Significant divergences': EBA publishes report on PSD2 authorisation peer review
Dark patterns and sustainability remain a target for Poland's consumer protection authority
Playbook sets out proposed ethical standards for use of real estate data
Enforcement risks mount in Germany for comparison and intermediary platforms
How is EU cybersecurity law affecting IoT product design?
Advised on the negotiation of various Technology Agreements with software suppliers, including tailor made software for the event planning business and a new global CRM system.
Advised on the partnering agreement with Barclaycard to create QuickTap, an NFC enabled mobile payment solution, a project for which Osborne Clarke was awarded “TMT Team of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards.
VolkerWessels Telecom and Infrastructure Technology
Advised on technology agreements, including a framework agreement with a major supplier in relation to the installation of a small cell infrastructure and on the cooperation with Eurofiber in relation to the installation and maintenance of dark fibre connections.
A major internet travel company
Provided TripAdvisor with general data protection advice on various matters including marketing and subject access requests.
Park Strijp Beheer
Advised a smart City in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on infrastructural and technology solutions, including glass fibre networks, smart lampposts and "the Living Lab".