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Willeke Kemkers is an associate in the IP / Tech department of Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam office. She focuses on a broad range of intellectual property issues, including proceedings, drafting of (commercial) contracts and providing of advice regarding transactions (mergers and acquisitions). Willeke also has deep knowledge of EU e-commerce regulations and regularly counsels clients with respect to the interpretation and application of the relevant laws.

Furthermore, Willeke counsels clients on a wide range of privacy issues such as data processing agreements, cross-border transfers of data, privacy policies and data breaches. With respect to the coming into force of the GDPR, Willeke prepared clients from many different industries (transport, medical, legal) to be GDPR compliant.

Willeke also has experience with drafting and reviewing of IT contracts including hosting (cloud), outsourcing (SaaS, Iaas and Paas) and IT development contracts.

On August 27, 2020 the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) announced that it approved the first ‘code of conduct’ in the Netherlands, the Data Pro Code. The Data
Continue Reading Dutch Data Protection Authority approves Code of Conduct for Data Processors in the ICT Sector

While many are still digesting the changes brought about by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new privacy regulation is already on its way. The Regulation
Continue Reading The ePrivacy Regulation: The Next European Initiative in Data Protection

The European Union continues to roll out regulations in furtherance of the EU Digital Single Market, a strategy that covers digital marketing, e-commerce, and telecommunications. The GDPR went into force
Continue Reading Another Privacy Regulation, but This Time on ‘Non-Personal Data’

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has brought important changes to the legal grounds for data transfers between the EU and the United States. Simultaneously, a new act in
Continue Reading EU and U.S. Legislation on International Data Transfers: Change and Challenges

On 25 July 2018 an important legal opinion was rendered in a high-profile case regarding the possibility of copyright on taste. In this legal opinion the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) was advised by a special advisor, the ‘Advocate General’. He is of the opinion that taste should not be protected by copyright.
Continue Reading Can Taste be Copyrighted?