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Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity law

With data firmly established as a core asset driving future economic growth and efficiencies, protecting that data and addressing the multi-faceted regulatory controls on its use, access and sharing have become vital issues that impact virtually every organization.

Whether it relates to customers, employees, strategic business partners or confidential business information, navigating the requirements relating to the life cycle of collection, use, disclosure and sharing is becoming more challenging. Eversheds Sutherland have a deep understanding of these complex rules from advising clients on international and national data issues around the globe.

Eversheds Sutherland’s Privacy and Cybersecurity team are proud to launch the first edition of Updata. Our international quarterly update provides you with a compilation of privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal updates from our contributors around the globe.

Experienced privacy, data protection and cybersecurity lawyers

Examples of our experience:

  • creating privacy and information law compliance programs which balance budgets, resources and risks, and undertaking compliance assessments and data audits
  • comprehensive support in responding to and reporting data security breaches
  • global data transfer solutions for personal data, including Binding Corporate Rules, Privacy Shield, and approved form contracts
  • helping clients with their product and service offering development through its life cycle, to align with privacy requirements
  • addressing privacy issues for customers and suppliers contracting for cloud-based solutions
  • practical implementation of ethical reporting hotlines and tools monitoring email and internet use, on a cross-jurisdictional basis
  • addressing the data privacy issues arising from shared service/global IT platform programs
  • advising on big data transfers of customer information among strategic business partners and data aggregators in the financial services sector
  • handling staff data on a multi-jurisdictional basis and addressing the industrial relations issues which can arise as new data policies, contracts and procedures are introduced
  • data protection aspects of acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and other major transactions
  • record retention and document management policy development
  • handling complaints and requests from individuals and regulatory bodies, and providing guidance in the face of investigations, prosecution and claims
  • enabling clients to lawfully conduct data analytics
  • filing notifications, permits or approvals of processing activities with the relevant regulatory authorities
  • defending privacy claims and addressing privacy issues in other litigation and e-discovery disclosure processes
  • providing training on data protection
  • supporting public authorities and affected private sector clients to respond to information access requests and protect valuable confidential information against unexpected disclosure
  • appeals against supervisory authority decisions through court or tribunal decisions

Privacy and data protection webinars

Safe harbour

Safe Harbor Developments Webinar

Recorded: Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Eversheds Sutherland Head of Global Privacy, Paula Barrett, hosts a discussion on key developments and practical advice following the ruling against the validity of Safe Harbor by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”).

Data Security Breach

Data Security Breach

Recorded: Thursday 17 March 2016

The impact of a breach in data security can be far reaching, with the risk of reputation damage affecting companies of any size.

 

 

Commercial Law InView

The work we undertake in Eversheds Sutherland commercial group is wide ranging and so we thought it would be helpful to introduce the team on screen in our dedicated video gallery, Commercial Law InView.

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General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR is new, EU-wide data protection legislation to replace the current 20-year-old EU data protection laws. It is designed to be “future-proof” against technological developments, and it hopes to harmonize data privacy laws across the EU. It will require greater transparency and accountability from companies, and it will impose greater privacy protections for individuals. Regulators will have a range of significant sanctions to enforce compliance, even over US companies.

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