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Practices

Privacy & information

Compliance with the regulatory regime is often regarded as a necessary evil. Data privacy laws, in particular, tend to be seen by businesses as impractical and constraining. Our approach to this area is completely different and quite radical. We believe that there are positive tangible benefits in embracing good data protection management and those organisations that are proactive in their approach will benefit from it.

We are a truly specialist team with international coverage and unique expertise gained over years of advising on business-critical privacy and data protection and European Headquarter projects.

Our market-leading Privacy and Information Law Group has the right depth and breadth to handle global projects. We regularly work with a team of over 50 specialist lawyers advising on data protection compliance throughout the world.

Our expertise

Global compliance
Providing a pan-European data protection registration service, including reviewing existing registrations and carrying out all necessary filings.

Advising on the strategy and steps to be taken in connection with the adoption, implementation and approval of global data protection Binding Corporate Rules.

International outsourcing
Providing strategic advice in relation to worldwide transfers of employment-related records and dealing with regulatory authorities and immigration.

Advising on the implications of providing foreign law enforcement agencies with access to employee and customer data.

Information management
Undertaking a full data protection audit of businesses’ processing operations, providing strategic recommendations and training to ensure data protection compliance.

Assessing the level of data protection compliance in relation to the operation of whistleblowing facilities and advising on the adoption of a suitable international policy.

Data security
Advising on the adoption of appropriate remedial actions following breaches of internal security.

Advising businesses in relation to enforcement proceedings brought by regulatory authorities following the theft of laptop computers.

E-privacy and technology
Devising a lawful and consistent pan-European e-mail marketing campaigns for international companies.

Advising on the requirements affecting the use of CCTV systems and the collection of digital fingerprints in numerous jurisdictions.

Contentious business
Successfully defending private investigators in criminal proceedings brought by the UK Information Commissioner following the theft of personal data from a government department. Also advising on reputation management.

Advising on litigation brought by a data subject to enforce their right of access to personal data.

Our services
  • filings and authorisations
  • audits
  • privacy impact assessments
  • global compliance programmes
  • Binding Corporate Rules
  • privacy policies and guidelines   
          
  • data security and retention policies
  • data processing agreements
  • dealings with regulatory authorities
  • privacy training
  • privacy due diligence
  • privacy litigation
  • reputation management