Dietmar Huemer opened his own practice in January 2009; before that
he was a long term partner with one of Austria’s top ten law firms
and headed the firm’s IT and e-business practice group.
Dietmar is a graduate of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz
(Mag. iur., 1991) and the University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.,
1993). He pursued an academic career before moving to the legal
profession in 1994. Dietmar became a member of the Austrian Bar in
1998 and is fluent in German and English.
Dietmar has considerable experience in telecommunication regulatory
matters as well as in the fields of IT outsourcing, software
contracts, e-business, e-banking and electronic payment, mobile
business and Web 2.0 applications. His particular focus is on data
protection and privacy. Dietmar's clients range from large
industrial entities to banks and insurance companies, both national
and international. Dietmar also acts for clients in the public
sector and for small and medium enterprises in Austria and abroad.
He currently advises several international companies on data
transfer privacy compliance issues, particularly involving HR data.
Dietmar also advises Austrian telecom service providers on
transactional and regulatory issues related to the expansion of
fibre optics networks, as well as retailers in various industries
on the consumer protection and privacy issues associated with
online sales and marketing.
Dietmar regularly lectures and publishes on
IT, e-business and data protection issues, both in Austria and