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Thomas Munk Rasmussen

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Thomas Munk Rasmussen specialises in data protection and intellectual property law

Thomas Munk Rasmussen is head of Bech-Bruun's Compliance practice group and one of Denmark's leading specialists in the areas of data protection law and marketing law, which is reflected in recognitions from several international law firm rating agencies. 

Thomas renders advice on all aspects of data protection law, including the rules on processing of personal data in acts governing specific subject matters. He has worked with data protection law for more than 17 years (Danish as well as EU legislation), assisting both public and private organisations in Denmark and abroad. He has handled numerous security violations involving personal data, and as such he has profound experience with crisis management, communication and processing in respect of supervisory authorities. Moreover, Thomas advises on marketing law and IT law issues.

Further, Thomas was responsible for the establishment and development of Bech-Bruun's Data Protection Officer programme (DPO), completed by more than 250 DPOs since 2016. Furthermore, as an associate professor he has taught IT and data protection law at the University of Copenhagen where he has also been a tutor in property law.

 

The Team

Data Protection

  • Data Protection
  • Compliance
  • Economic Crime & Anti Corruption
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Regulatory Issues
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Engagements

  • Board of directors (member), Bech-Bruun

Publications

  • E-handel – praktisk jura for erhvervsdrivende, Forlaget Thomson, 2011. Book
  • Domænenavne – en juridisk håndbog, Forlaget Thomson, 2009. Book
  • FAKTA selskabsret, Forlaget Thomson, 2006. Book
  • Ansvar for indhold på intranettet, El og Energi, 2005. Article
  • Domænenavnet som pantsætningsobjekt, UfR, 2003. Article
  • Domænenavne – en juridisk håndbog, Forlaget Thomson, 2003. Book
  • Nye DIFO-regler om domænenavne, Advokaten, nr. 3, 2002. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • LLM
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English

Ratings

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Bech-Bruun is praised for its data protection regulation knowledge and is regularly involved in providing regulatory advice for the handling of personal data and the related compliance with GDPR. Thomas Munk Rasmussen (...) jointly lead the practice and are experienced in advising the subsidiaries of international corporations and public authorities on the interaction between data protection law and special legislations relating to the healthcare, banking, finance and marketing sector.

Legal 500, Data privacy and data protection
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Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. (...) Thomas Munk Rasmussen (...) jointly lead the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Legal 500, Data privacy and data protection