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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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telecommunication technology

News: 16 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy berät Charterhouse Capital Partners beim Erwerb der Telio-Gruppe

Allen & Overy hat Charterhouse Capital Partners beim Erwerb des Telekommunikations- und Software-Unternehmens Telio von der Deutschen Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) beraten. Die DBAG investiert einen Teil des…

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stainless steel recycling

News: 11 MAY 2021

Haniel verkauft ELG mit Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy berät die Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH bei der Veräußerung der ELG Haniel GmbH („ELG“) an den luxemburgischen Stahlhersteller Aperam S.A.

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DSGVO

Publications: 05 MAY 2021

#Employmenttalk: Aktuelle BAG Entscheidung - Anspruch auf Auskunft und Erteilung einer Kopie nach Art.15 Abs.3 DS-GVO

In unserem aktuellen #Employmenttalk möchten wir Ihnen kurzfristig die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse der BAG-Entscheidung über den Auskunftsanspruch nach Art. 15 Abs. 3 DS-GVO vorstellen und einen…

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Labor

Publications: 16 APRIL 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Arbeitsschutzverordnung: Verpflichtendes Testangebot

Nach wochenlangem zähem Ringen hat das Bundeskabinett beschlossen, Unternehmen deutschlandweit zu verpflichten, ihren Mitarbeitern Coronatests anzubieten. Die Angebotspflicht wird in die SARS-CoV-2…

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation microsite

After over four years of discussion, the 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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