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Data privacy, security and transactions
In a connected economy, data is a valuable commodity. We can help you protect and maximize your rights in proprietary data sets, comply with the ever-more complex web of data privacy laws and other data regulation around the world, and prepare for and manage data security incidents.
With regulators increasingly investigating the privacy, antitrust and consumer law implications of different data uses, our integrated team across these disciplines can deliver comprehensive data strategies that withstand regulatory scrutiny from all sides.
We have market-leading experience on data crises, regulatory investigations and follow-on litigation, and have handled some of the biggest and most complex global data loss incidents including leading cases under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Our data attorneys also leads on some of the most significant, global, data-driven deals. In an acquisition we can secure your rights in data (both from an intellectual property and regulatory perspective). And if you’re collaborating with others, our knowledge of what’s "market" in data licensing will ensure you maximize the value of your investment or partnership. Our global group can help you seize the opportunities in data while managing the risks.
Our data and cyber insights
Board Memo 2022 - Outlook on Privacy and Cyber Security for the Year Ahead
Boards will need to steel themselves for a new raft of state data protection laws, heightened regulatory scrutiny of privacy and cyber security practices – and ever-increasing business and legal risks posed by ransomware and other cyber attacks in 2022.
Compensation of damages in case of violations of GDPR provisions: does the recent ruling of the ECJ change the landscape in Italy?
The ECJ judgment In its judgment, rendered on 4 May 2023 (proceeding C-300/21), the European Court of Justice stated far-reaching principles on compensation of damages arising from a GDPR breach…
The Italian ban on a popular generative AI chatbot: Just one part of a growing GDPR enforcement trend
The Italian data protection authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) (Garante) made headlines in March 2023 when it announced its decision to temporarily ban a popular generative AI…
Our data and cyber experience
Marriott on the international response to the Starwood database security incident.
A West Coast tech platform on various strategic data matters, including on anonymization and data retention strategies; on its litigation strategy relating to data exports following the Schrems II decision; and on disclosure of data to tax authorities.
London Stock Exchange Group on key investments and acquisitions to expand its information services data and analytics offering.
Including: its acquisition of The Yield Book, a fixed income analytics platform, and Citi Fixed Income Indices, an index business comprising a family of fixed income indices; its investment in Nivaura Ltd, a fintech company offering digital platform solutions for end-to-end automation for issuance and administration of debt, equity and structured notes; and its acquisition of Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets data and infrastructure.
Various platform and tech companies on complex preliminary antitrust investigations focusing on the collection and use of data and how data is shared with third parties.
Volkswagen AG on the continuous implementation of GDPR requirements and on various digital projects concerning vehicle data, connected and autonomous driving, privacy-by -design, and data commercialisation.
Meet the team
Giles Pratt Partner
Rachael Annear Partner
Norbert Nolte Partner
Dr. Christoph Werkmeister Partner
Dr. Theresa Ehlen Partner
Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Jérôme Philippe Partner
Sharon Malhi Partner
Brock Dahl Partner, Head of U.S. Fintech
Washington, DC, Silicon Valley
Menachem Kaplan Partner
Timothy Howard Partner
Richard Bird Partner
Satya Staes Polet Counsel
Geoff Nicholas Consultant