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
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.
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.
strategic advice in relation to worldwide transfers of
employment-related records and dealing with regulatory authorities
Advising on the implications of providing foreign law
enforcement agencies with access to employee and customer data.
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.
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
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
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.
- filings and authorisations
- 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