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Nicole Wolters Ruckert



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Nicole Wolters Ruckert



Nicole heads Allen & Overy’s Data Privacy team in Amsterdam and specialises in data protection, privacy and technology. She advises both local and international companies on an array of data protection matters ranging from data protection compliance, to assisting enforcement processes conducted by the relevant Data Protection Authorities and advising on new data-driven business models.

An important part of her practice involves advising on the data protection implications of the GDPR and the e-Privacy Directive (or future e-Privacy Regulation) on technological developments like AI and Big Data. She has specific experience advising on the data protection aspects of marketing and online advertising (i.e. ad tech) and works across a range of business sectors including technology, media, telecom, retail, financial services and insurance. 

Before joining Allen & Overy, Nicole was an Associate Partner at a Dutch law firm, Kennedy Van der Laan. She started her career in 2004, after graduating cum laude from two Masters of Law at both the University of Amsterdam and the University of Antwerp. 

In addition, Nicole completed an LLM at Nyenrode Business University cum laude and completed the Computer Science specialization course at the Grotius Academy. In 2020, she will be a lecturer at the Privacy Law specialization course of Grotius Academy. She also lectures at the specialisation course of the Dutch Privacy Association of which she is also a member.  

News & insights

DORA – Enhancing digital resilience for the financial sector

Publications: 11 MAY 2021

DORA – Enhancing digital resilience for the financial sector and its ICT service providers is more important than ever

The future of finance is digital. The increased reliance on technology in finance heightens the vulnerability of ICT systems and worsens the impact of a potential cyberattack. To this end, the…

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Publications: 16 DECEMBER 2020

The Digital Services Act package is here

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its Digital Services Act package which proposes two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. This package…

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

Cookies consent does not escape the GDPR: The CJEU issued its decision in the Planet49 case

On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited decision in the case Planet49 (Case C‑673/17). The decision clarifies the requirements for valid cookie…

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