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 2018 Norwegian lawyers’ survey.

CV

Experience

2018 - (today) 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

Individual winner in data protection in Finansavisen's 2018 Norwegian lawyers' survey.

- Finansavisen