IT-Law & Data Protection

IT Law & Data Protection

IT Law | Hard­ware and Soft­ware Con­tracts | IaaS / PaaS / SaaS | Copy­right | Data Pro­tec­tion (DSG / DSGVO / GDPR)

RA Roman Kost
RA | MLaw | cand. BSc ICS
Djoko Kneze­vic
In the dig­i­tal­ized world, IT ser­vices are essen­tial and ques­tions around data pro­tec­tion are con­stant com­pan­ions. IT law com­pris­es the legal con­sid­er­a­tion of facts from the area of infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy (IT). Data pro­tec­tion law serves the pro­tec­tion of pri­va­cy and the per­son­al­i­ty of the indi­vid­ual. With LAYER 8, you achieve an appro­pri­ate bal­ance between the data pro­tec­tion of the indi­vid­ual, the legit­i­mate inter­ests of the gen­er­al pub­lic, gov­ern­men­tal and pri­vate data proces­sors, and your busi­ness interests. 

IT con­tract and data pro­tec­tion law

LAYER 8 drafts, reviews and nego­ti­ates claims aris­ing from IT con­tracts (pur­chase con­tracts, sup­port con­tracts, ser­vice con­tracts, etc.) and mon­i­tors their enforce­ment. In addi­tion, we offer legal advice in IT projects — for exam­ple, in con­nec­tion with Blockchain, Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI), and Inter­net of Things (IoT) and accom­pa­ny you from the begin­ning of the devel­op­ment of your product. 

We advise you in nego­ti­a­tions with investors and the data pro­tec­tion-com­pli­ant design of your prod­uct or ser­vices. In this way, you avoid hav­ing to lat­er improve the data pro­tec­tion and secu­ri­ty of your prod­uct at great expense.

In addi­tion to answer­ing com­plex legal ques­tions, we can of course also help you cre­ate and review data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tions, cook­ie ban­ners, pro­ce­dure direc­to­ries, data pro­tec­tion impact assess­ments, etc.

In the area of data pro­tec­tion, LAYER 8 audits com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and offers con­sult­ing and train­ing on the Swiss Data Pro­tec­tion Act as well as the Euro­pean Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR).

The lawyers of LAYER 8 are avail­able to you as exter­nal data pro­tec­tion offi­cers resp. data pro­tec­tion con­sul­tants with advice and sup­port. For com­pa­nies locat­ed out­side of Switzer­land, we are avail­able as data pro­tec­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives. We fur­ther advise you in the areas of elec­tron­ic com­merce and Cyber­crime.

Assess­ments for C‑Titles

When weighty deci­sions have to be made in the oper­a­tional field, a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent legal con­se­quences are trig­gered and a legal assess­ment may become nec­es­sary. LAYER 8 pro­vides you with an objec­tive, unspar­ing sit­u­a­tion analy­sis.

Copy­right law for IT companies

LAYER 8 helps you to effec­tive­ly pro­tect your intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty. If you dis­cov­er copy­right infringe­ments (in pub­li­ca­tions, inven­tions, soft­ware appli­ca­tions, sys­tem tech­nol­o­gy, etc.), we will con­duct the nec­es­sary civ­il and crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings on your behalf. In advance, we sup­port you in tak­ing tech­ni­cal or orga­ni­za­tion­al mea­sures to pro­tect your intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and pre­pare the nec­es­sary legal basis. If you are a hard­ware or soft­ware sup­pli­er or devel­op­er, it is worth­while to pay atten­tion to the draft­ing and nego­ti­a­tion of the con­tract; LAYER 8 will sup­port you in this.

Com­pe­ti­tion law for IT companies

LAYER 8 sup­ports nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pa­nies in all mat­ters of Swiss com­pe­ti­tion and antitrust law (UWG, KG), as well as in the area of unfair com­pe­ti­tion. We rep­re­sent com­pa­nies before Swiss com­pe­ti­tion author­i­ties, and in com­pe­ti­tion law pro­ceed­ings before Swiss courts.

LAYER 8 clar­i­fies your legal ques­tions in con­nec­tion with dis­crim­i­na­tion or dom­i­nance in the mar­ket, con­trac­tu­al claus­es restrict­ing com­pe­ti­tion and oth­er com­pe­ti­tion issues. In the area of domain law (.ch, .swiss, .net top- lev­el domains, etc.), we rep­re­sent you in the acqui­si­tion of domain names or con­tentious disputes.

Fur­ther areas of focus for LAYER 8 are:

  • Con­tract design and enforce­ment (pur­chase of hard­ware and soft­ware, sup­port con­tracts, ser­vice contracts)
  • Coach­ing and train­ing in the area of infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty / infor­ma­tion security
  • Coun­selling in project man­age­ment (project and resource planning)
  • Exter­nal Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer (DPO, Data Pri­va­cy Officer)
  • Eval­u­a­tions for C‑Titles (CEO, COO, CIO)
  • Sec­ond Opin­ions & In-house secondment
  • Expert opin­ions and legal research
  • Occu­pa­tion­al exper­tise in infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty and privacy
  • Per­son­al pri­va­cy in the con­text of social media

Con­tact us

Tell us about your needs dur­ing a per­son­al meet­ing or in advance by mail: