Michael Hopp > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Data Protection Law,
Operational Compliance,
Marketing Law and Consumer Law,
Technology & Outsourcing,


Michael Hopp is a partner and head of Plesner’s Data Protection Law team.

Michael is a leading specialist in data protection law, and he was one of the first lawyers in Denmark to specialise within this area. He has built up a unique market-leading personal data team at Plesner.

Michael advises some of the most important Danish and multinational companies across industries on all aspects of data protection law, for instance data security, international data transfers, risk assessments, whistleblower hotlines and security breaches. He also has thorough experience of crisis management from handling a number of security breaches.

Michael has an extensive network, nationally as well as internationally, which he uses actively for knowledge sharing and solving specific tasks for clients.

Based on his long-standing experience with respect to personal data law and data protection, Michael has been involved in launching several innovative initiatives in the industry. Michael is in charge of Plesner’s GDPR Master Class and Plesner’s 4-day course “Plesner Certificate in Data Protection” which have had more than 700 participants. In addition, Michael was involved in launching the popular compliance software RISMAgdpr and Plesner’s GDPR e-learning programme and he recently initiated Plesner’s digital knowledge platform “Plesner LegalHub”.

Michael has in-depth knowledge of data-driven marketing and particularly the commercial gains to be made from using data-driven marketing. Michael is a value-adding adviser, particularly with respect to the dynamic interpretation of legislation relating to the diffusion of new technologies.



Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Michael HoppPlesner

Plesner fields a ‘genuinely passionate‘ team which advises on operational compliance matters, including personal data issues. The team serves a varied client base of non-profit organisations, and insititutions in the energy, transport and IT sectors. Practice head Michael Hopp advises domestic and overseas technology companies, banks and mortgage providers on whistleblower hotlines, employee monitoring issues and international data transfers, while employment specialist Tina Brøgger Sørensen excels in personal data mandates. Associate Peter Østerby Mønsted is a data protection and operational compliance specialist, and associate Jesper Husmer Vang advises public, semi-public and private clients on the full range of data protection issues at a national and EU level.