Our leading International Privacy & Data Protection Practice advises a wide range of corporate and other organisations around the world, reflecting the firm’s strengths in sectors such as Communications, Media, E-commerce, Financial Services, Health and IT.
The data protection rules affecting consumers, employees, businesses and other organisations vary from country to country. They affect issues such as the rights of individuals when their data is processed, restrictions on employee monitoring, registration with data protection authorities, the creation and use of databases and networks and the transfer of data between countries both inside and outside the EU.
We can help you devise a strategy to satisfy data protection laws throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
All of our offices have dedicated privacy and data protection specialists, and we have trusted partner firms in many other jurisdictions worldwide.
We liaise closely with data protection authorities and legislative bodies internationally and are active in seeking reform and clarification of existing rules.
We regularly carry out global and pan-European compliance projects, using comprehensive and proven compliance methodology. Our work ranges from ad hoc advice to full compliance reviews, as well as devising tailored policies and procedures, handling cross-border data flows, dealing with registration, and advising on complaints-handling, offences and prosecutions. We also provide staff training on a wide range of data protection and privacy issues.
Our approach is firmly practical, with an emphasis on providing clear, user-friendly advice and on helping our clients achieve their business objectives. We aim to be clear communicators, always focused on the big picture and able to make even the most complex transactions run smoothly.
Heads of Group: Ruth Boardman & Ariane Mole