Law firm Root Legal supports companies, organisations and citizens in complex legal challenges regarding privacy and security. Not only in court, but also in politics and in the media.


Security requirements are becoming stricter. Authorities are becoming more active. Breaches can lead to liability.

Root Legal advises you regarding the legal requirements related to information security and assists with the use of privacy-friendly technology.

For example, Root Legal has designed a key-escrow system for hashing in healthcare; advised on the security policies of multinationals and smaller companies; and managed numerous data breaches effectively.


Privacy rules are complex. The reputation of an organisation is often on the line. But privacy can also be a unique selling point.

Root Legal helps you with complex privacy issues regarding topics such as as big data, apps and cloudservices.

For instance, Root Legal has provided advice on privacy safeguards for social media monitoring; negotiated with Microsoft regarding services in the cloud; and designed the privacy-friendly setup of a large news platform.


Government control is increasing. This costs organisations money, affects their reputation and infringes on user rights.

Root Legal helps with requests from authorities such as law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and with public affairs.

For example, Root Legal  supported clients in the seizure of a Tor server; in dealing with police orders for personal data of hosting providers; and performed human rights assessments of government surveillance powers for various clients.


As the GDPR comes into effect, compliance becomes more important:  internal processes and policies should be in order.

Root Legal provides full scope compliance services, working closely with the client on DPIAs, policies and technical measures.


It is important to keep your knowledge up-to-date. And employees need to be aware of their obligations under the GDPR.

Root Legal provides practical training courses for organisations and law firms dealing on the GDPR and other privacy-issues.


Privacy infringements can lead to serious damages. Sometimes these can only be recovered in court.

Root Legal represents clients in proceedings about privacy infringements, such as unlawful publications and damage claims.

Data breaches

Data and security breaches are increasingly common and often need to be notified.

Root Legal helps you to be prepared with incident response manuals and assists you when a breach is discovered.


Privacy- and security requirements should be implemented in the design process. This is required by the GDPR and saves time and money.

Root Legal helps to design software to be privacy-compliant and thus minimise the risks after launch.

Pro bono

Root Legal is concerned about the increasing restrictions to civil liberties.

It therefore handles cases with a public interest pro bono. Where necessary it helps to attract financing.