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Mgr. Ing. Vojtech Kment

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Combining Information technologies and law

Advantages of my combined computer and legal knowledge for ICT law:

I percieve the content of the coast, as well as the mainland background of both disciplines, simultaneously. This insight and combined skill and educational background allows me the easy and full interconnection of these two areas. It allows me to consider the influence of demands by one discipline upon the other, quickly and effectively. ICT law:

1. Is multi branch (including commercial, administrative, civil, international, penal and other laws), requiring a uniting and focus of the legal deliberation around unifying ICT elements across several branches of the law that may be difficult for most lawyers and impossible for legal laypersons.

2. Requires a multi-disciplinary knowledge, ie. specific know-how outside of normal law practice, such as software and hardware products and the potential for their development, technologies, standards, organizational, procedural and other environmental standards as well as an economic perspective.

3. Brings together legal mechanisms retrieved by analogy or purpose with the need to compare their core background to technical solutions assessing mutual fitness in many simultaneous aspects.

4. Demands the legal certainty required to choose proper technical solutions.

5. Faces the pressure of reality. Requires technical skills to avoid the conflict between the legal regulation and the laws of nature:

  • avoiding the imposition of impossible, or close to impossible, obligations (eg. implied only indirectly from the technical-organization-economic-personal combination of demands), or
  • allowing the realization of seemingly impossible obligations.

 

Vojtech was educated at Law School of Charles University in Prague (2011, Master’s Degree) as well as in the field of Electronic computers at the Faculty of electrical engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague (1988, M.S.).

He is a renowned expert in the area of electronic signature, computer security, PKI and electronic documents. The author of many publications and articles, he occasionally makes presentations at professional conferences.

Today, he provides advice and counsel on topics that require deep and inter-disciplinary knowledge of both IT and law, including the deployment of cutting edge technologies and approaches.

During his career related to the IT industry he provided services to clients from many industries, including banks, telco operators, manufacturers, transport companies, power engineering and others.

He also took a part in the deployment of the electronic signature in very large administrative bureaus and developed his unique methodology "Deployment of electronic signatures in larger organizations", for both public sector offices and private enterprises.

He has full professional proficiency in English and reading proficiency in German.

Representative Works

The works listed below represent certain of Vojtech’s competencies. Only those public works published mostly in English are included. For other works, please see the Czech page.

Report

Opinion/Statement on the Proposal for an eIAS Regulation (10-12/2012, EN) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Electronic Identification and Trust Services ...), 4.6.2012 COM(2012) 238 final 2012/0146 (COD) Version, document dated: 15th Oct 2012 & Proofread/Edited on 11th Dec.

Opinion on eIAS Regulation Proposal

Document (English, 19 pages).

Court Technology Bulletin

An Electronic Signature Maxim (Thursday, May 3, 2012, EN). An E-signature Deployment Maxim: 1. Replaces the handwritten signature; 2. Legally permissible; 3. Evidence of intent; 4. False identification avoided/minimized; 5. Easy to use, affordable and widely compatible.

An Electronic Signature Maxim

Blogpost on CTB.

Elektronický podpis v ČR

Electronic signature in Czech Republic (2006, CS).
This exhaustive report covers cryptography, law, IT implementation and a wide variety of related standardizations in the field of electronic signature.
The report further includes the existing EU electronic signature legal framework and related technical standards created by European standardization bodies.
It is Vojtech’s largest single work, created over the last ten years.
The report was aimed at the implementers and users of e-signatures within large organizations and companies and is some 550 pages in length.

Elektronický podpis v ČR - OBSAH

Content (23 pages).

Elektronický podpis v ČR - 1.-2. kapitola

Chapters 1-2 (15 pages).

Fields of counselling

Vojtech Kment embodies the qualifications of a computer engineer and lawyer within a single skillset. You may hire him either to provide counsel or manage projects in the following fields:


Technological and organizational issues:

  • The deployment of e-signature and e-document infrastructures within large organizations or enterprises
  • Creation of internal regulations, including modification of related business processes
  • PKI and other computer security systems
  • Analysis of IT systems prior to their procurement or development; prioritizing legal aspects early, to decrease overall development costs
  • ICT deployment - supervising legally compliant IT system deployments
  • IT law and standards
  • "Translation" of precise communications between lawyers and ICT technologists (developers, integrators, administrators), either on the customer or supplier side
  • Other specific needs.

Commercial, administrative and ICT law in the following areas:

  • Information systems, Software and ICT services and their supply
  • Public Procurement
  • Intellectual Property (Copyright, Domains, Software, Databases...)
  • Cloud services and Outsourcing
  • Corporate Governance or Public Sector Processes
  • Regulation of information and communication services
  • Electronic transactions (Electronic signature, Authentification, Egovernment...)
  • IT Security
  • Energy and Telecommunication networks
  • Litigation (Courts, Arbitration and other ADR)

Note: Purely legal services are possible only through an attorney's office or via specifically allowed legal relationships.

 

 

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