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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.

News & insights

DORA – Enhancing digital resilience for the financial sector

Publications: 11 MAY 2021

DORA – Enhancing digital resilience for the financial sector and its ICT service providers is more important than ever

The future of finance is digital. The increased reliance on technology in finance heightens the vulnerability of ICT systems and worsens the impact of a potential cyberattack. To this end, the…

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News: 06 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Cielo S.A. on their agreement with Facebook, Inc. to launch Facebook Pay in Brazil

Allen & Overy today announced its role in advising Cielo S.A. (Cielo), a leading electronic payments business in Brazil and in Latin America, in the drafting, negotiation, execution and delivery of…

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Publications: 19 APRIL 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Mandatory testing offer

After weeks of tough wrangling, the Federal Cabinet has decided to oblige companies throughout Germany to offer coronavirus tests to their employees. This obligation will be included in the SARS-CoV-2…

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News: 12 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy is pleased to welcome Cedric Lindenmann to join its Asia Pacific technology practice

Cedric is joining us from our Tier 1 technology practice in Europe and has worked on numerous international projects in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. His relocation to the Singapore office…

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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

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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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