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Data Protection

In an increasingly regulated environment, businesses need to manage their data in order to manage their reputational and financial risks.

Across our international network, our data protection practitioners advise leading corporations and financial institutions on all aspects of compliance with data privacy law.

We carry out cross-border data privacy surveys for clients, both to review their existing processes and procedures and to help set up new ventures.  With significant experience of designing, drafting, reviewing and updating internal policies as well as 3rd party contracts, we support clients with data collection and consents; cross-border data transfers; data monetization and ethics; liability and penalties; Privacy by design; automated data processing and profiling; and interactions with the relevant data protection authorities. We also advise clients on the implications of freedom of information legislation, how to mitigate risk and the potential to use the legislation for competitive advantage. ; 

Our team draws on specialists from a variety of complementary disciplines including employment and benefits, financial services, intellectual property, outsourcing, regulatory and regulatory litigation to deliver a comprehensive approach to our clients' data protection needs.

With strong working relationships with regulators across our network, we have developed a nuanced understanding of the attitude of regulators and to assist clients with risk-based analysis.  This means we provide our clients with a quick and efficient response – regardless of time zone.  Our global presence, together with the extensive experience of our integrated international data protection group, sets us apart from many of our competitors.  We have detailed experience in each jurisdiction, which brings valuable insight to managing the differing legal systems, cultures and regulatory regimes.

We are active participants in the privacy community, including the International Association of Privacy Professionals and regular speakers at industry events as well as contributing to industry publications.

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News: 18 NOVEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy berät Banco Santander beim Erwerb von Wirecard-Technologie

Allen & Overy hat die Banco Santander, eine der führenden Banken der Welt, bei der Akquisition von hoch spezialisierten Technologiegütern des europäischen Geschäftsbereichs Zahlungsdienste und…

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News: 03 NOVEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy berät Hg beim Verkauf von STP an Bregal

Allen & Overy hat Hg beim Verkauf der STP Gruppe, einem führenden Anbieter von Legal-Tech-Lösungen in der DACH-Region, an Bregal Unternehmerkapital beraten. Der Vollzug der Transaktion steht unter dem…

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Digital

Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Werbe-Cookies erfordern die aktive Einwilligung des Nutzers, Opt-Out genügt nicht

Am 28. Mai 2020 hat der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) seine Entscheidung im Verfahren Planet49 verkündet. Nach einer Vorlageentscheidung des Gerichtshofs der Europäischen Union (EuGH) bestätigte der BGH das…

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Covid-19

Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Datenschutz in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie – was Unternehmen beachten sollten

Die Auswertung von Handydaten soll Aufschluss über das Mobilitätsverhalten der Bürger geben Eine Pressemeldung lässt aufhorchen: Ein deutsches Telekommunikationsunternehmen hat bereits zum zweiten Mal…

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation microsite

After over four years of discussion, the new EU data protection framework was adopted on 8 April 2016.

It takes the form of a Regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Why data protection has become a crucial and complex topic for companies.

A&O Digital Hub

Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law.

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