Over recent years, data protection has increasingly become the focus of public attention. Ongoing digitalization is fuelled by data, and optimizing the use of new technical opportunities in collecting and analysing information is crucial to competitiveness. At the same time, fundamental reforms to data protection law have placed firm limits on the permissibility of processing personal data, set high requirements as to how companies organize their data protection, and threaten tough penalties in the event of legal breaches. Thus, data protection compliance constitutes one of the key risk avoidance strategies for companies.
As a full service law firm, we have for many years taken an integrated approach in advising German and foreign companies on data protection and its interfaces with all relevant legal areas, including IT, corporate, antitrust and employment law.
Data protection and compliance structures
Securing internal investigations and whistleblowing systems under data protection law
Data protection advice on IT projects and cloud computing
Data protection in employment law
Digitalization is changing the world of work faster than the legal framework of employment law is changing. In companies with works councils, we negotiate how digitalized processes will be introduced and how technical opportunities in staff monitoring can be handled in an up-to-date manner. Additionally, we advise companies on using their systems such as email and internet as well as on matters like bring your own device or home offices and the relevant aspects of employment and data protection law.
Data protection in the healthcare sector (sensitive data)
Cross-border data exchange / data transfers within the group
We advise our clients in Germany and abroad on all issues raised by cross-border exchange of personal data, such as in connection with transactions or where global customer or staff databases are planned, in connection with telematics, on data transfer within corporate groups etc.
Internationally, our clients profit from integrated advice from our international network on various data protection rules outside of Germany. In cases extending across jurisdictions, we work together with top international law firms on a steady basis of trust, offering a one-stop shop for optimal advice on each case.