Sil Kingma

Sil is an experienced privacy and IT lawyer with in-depth knowledge of privacy law, intellectual property law (including copyright law) and commercial contract law. Sil has headed the Enforcement Department of the Dutch Data Protection Authority and is therefore familiar with the policies and practices of the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Besides negotiating IT contracts, he regularly litigates about automation disputes and failed software projects. Clients also know where to find him for press law related matters. These cases often revolve around the boundary between freedom of speech and unlawful publications.

His article “The clash between IP and privacy rights” in the trade journal Privacy & Information, caused quite a stir. With his statement that the “Lycos-Pessers doctrine” has passed its expiration date, he is considered a pioneer in both fields of law. With some regularity, universities and colleges approach Sil for education on these subjects.

Sil Kingma has registered the following main (and sub) areas of law in the register of legal areas of the Netherlands Bar Association: Intellectual Property law and Contract law. On the basis of this registration, he is obliged to obtain ten training points each calendar year in each registered principal legal area, in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar.