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Employee data protection

Keeping your people information safe.

Managing employee data is a great risk issue for businesses, as regulators and consumers become increasingly vigilant about how that data is processed and hefty fines are imposed for breaches.

Besides legal compliance with a raft of constantly changing local laws, businesses need to make sure they have efficient cyber-security systems in place, as headlines about major data thefts directly impact reputations and brands.

Advising on many highly complex data privacy projects has given us the know-how, best practice approaches and management skills to help you efficiently navigate the global data protection landscape.

Our data protection experience includes, in particular:

  • supporting or leading EU general data protection regulation gap analyses and implementation projects;
  • privacy-by-design implementations and privacy-impact assessments;
  • data protection issues related to websites, e-commerce and apps/mobile solutions;
  • transfer of personal data to non-EEA countries, including risk management and implementation of workable solutions;
  • employee data protection (including dealing with works council information and co-determination requirements, collective agreements on HR data processing, data protection and data security policies and trainings, data privacy consent of employees, cyber security issues, global HR data bases, etc);
  • data loss and data breach, including obligations to provide information to national data protection authorities;
  • privacy issues in M&A transactions as well as multijurisdictional outsourcing projects and commissioned data processing;
  • dealing with privacy regulators; and
  • access to personal data (in particular email accounts) in the context of internal investigations, including telecommunication secrecy issues.