The compliance challenges and business risks related to the collection, use and storage of personal and other sensitive data affect every business. Technology evolution has made it easy to collect, use and store data and instantly transfer it across the globe. Cloud services, outsourcing and enterprise storage services often involve international data transfers even when we are unaware of it. With increasing monetary penalties for non-compliance, this today may be a business risk with severe impact.
European data protection law can be challenging, not only because of its complex and uncompromising nature, but also because of variations in local laws across EU member states. Our team has extensive experience in organizing, managing and coordinating compliance projects with both national and international reach. The team has many years’ experience of navigating international data privacy laws and to deliver user-friendly and practical advice.
Our data privacy practice offers assistance on all aspects of data protection law, including:
- privacy risk management and strategies
- cross-border compliance
- data processing agreements
- global compliance strategies
- international data transfers (including intra-group data processing arrangements and data protection aspects of sourcing arrangements)
- appointment of data processors
- data protection policies and advising on e-privacy and cookie related issues
- data privacy issues in connection with corporate and commercial transaction
- general advisory
We work with a broad range of companies across a number of different sectors, including consumer products, health care, internet services, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.
Recent highlights include:
- Advising a provider of health care services on required actions to comply with data processing regulations
- Advising an international debt collection company on a broad range of its processing of personal data and recommending actions to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
- Advising a state owned company on several critical aspects of its processing of personal data.
Get in touch: Alexander Berger, Partner, Head of Data Privacy