PRACTICE GROUPS

Data, Information & Cyber Law

The Pangea DICL team is an international group of experienced and specialised lawyers dedicated to privacy, cybersecurity and open data issues. We support your digital transformation and guide you in the protection, use and defence of your immaterial assets from a legal perspective.

About DICL

The creation of the Data, Information & Cyber Law (DICL) Practice Group is a Pangea Net initiative to bring together the best experts in digital law from around the world. Initially named the « GDPR » Practice Group, in reference to the famous EU regulation that came into force on 25 May 2018, Pangea Net’s group of experts decided to broaden its spectrum to cover the entire field of digital law, namely the rules protecting personal data and privacy (Privacy), those relating to responsibility for content and intermediaries (Information), as well as those punishing network infringements; but also the legal aspects of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, Internet Of Things (IoT) or Biometrics (Cyber).

Our multi-jurisdictional experts approach draws on the familiarity of our specialists with their respective local laws and customs, combined with a geek-worthy curiosity and appetite for the latest technological developments and phenomena that we keenly share with clients in the form of legal insights & digests.

We provide professional and ready-to-implement advice because we have our finger on the pulse of the sector: we are active in the global IT ecosystem and stay sharp by contributing to the development of the of the sector in our respective countries and regions, as members of think tanks, policy institute and influential research institutes as well as lecturers at universities.

When you work with Pangea DICL, you get full access to a team of lawyers working in the one-stop shop style:

  • one key point of contact who will pilot the project for you through the multi-jurisdictional jungle
  • one end-product consolidating the various aspects of your query
  • one monthly invoice in one currency, combining
    the services rendered by our experts

Areas of expertise

Pangea DICL offers cross border strategic legal advice in relation with:

  • Data protection and privacy
  • e-reputation & personality rights
  • Information technology
  • Protection of secrets (professional secrecy, communication secrecy and trade secrets)
  • Cyber-litigation (cybersecurity, cybercrime)
  • Content liability & platforms

Key contacts

Laurent BADIANE

Partner at klein•wenner, France
E: laurent.badiane@kleinwenner.eu

Mathieu BOURGEOIS

Partner at klein•wenner, France
E: mathieu.bourgeois@kleinwenner.eu

Mgr. Bc. Tomás Mudra

Senior Counsel at UEPA, Czech Republic
E: tmu@uepa.cz

DICL news

Pangea Net Annual Report 2023-2024

In a few days, we’ll all gather in Kolding, Denmark, for our network’s 15th AGM.

This year’s host, our Danish member firm Andersen Partners, has put a lot of efforts into preparing a great program and, to our greatest delight, all member firms but one, together with two guest firms will be present, generating a record attendance of 108 participants (excluding participants from our member firm Andersen Partners)!

It will be a great occasion to
catch up with old and new friends, meet colleagues from our new members from Belgium (Kwint – we now have two member firms in Belgium), Austria (BLS) and Australia (Blackbay Lawyers), get to know our guest firms from Norway and Canada, and have fun and connect.

I’m certain we’ll all make it worthwhile!

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DICL Practice Group – Newsletter 6

The number of data breaches continued to rise dramatically in 2023, more and more companies are placing cybersecurity at the top of their priority list.
In 2023, the average cost of a data breach has reached a record high (once more). In addition to those costs and reputational damage, companies should also be wary of the penalties that can be imposed.
In this edition of the newsletter of our Pangea DICL team, we focus on the consequential world of data protection, shedding light on noteworthy sanctions and rulings by data protection authorities regarding insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security.

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Pangea Net Annual Report 2022-2023

We’ve just wrapped up our 14th Annual General Meeting … and it was another huge success! Our hosts, Belgium member firm Litiguard Advocaten, organized a fantastic 2 ½ days for our network in the beautiful city of Antwerp.

Our members joined from all over and got to catch up, pick each other’s brain, sharpen their knowledge, talk shop and of course, share a great time together.

The Board wishes to thank the hosts Litiguard Advocaten for the care, ideas and time that went into the preparation of this great event, guest speaker Xavier Biot for broadening our minds and understanding of Decarbonization goals and challenges, as well as all our members for making Pangea Net such a vivid, active, high-quality international network of independent law firms.

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