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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

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News: 03 MAY 2021

A&O conseille Financière Agache dans le cadre du projet de transformation de Lagardère

Allen & Overy Paris conseille Financière Agache, société holding contrôlant Christian Dior et LVMH, dans le cadre du projet de transformation et d’évolution de la gouvernance de Lagardère SCA en…

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Allen Overy coopte 2 associes

News: 19 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy coopte 2 associés

Allen & Overy coopte 2 associés et confirme son positionnement d’acteur majeur du droit des affaires, notamment sur les enjeux bancaires, corporates et de financement.

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News: 08 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy conseille Société Générale sur son entrée en négociations exclusives avec Amundi pour la cession de Lyxor

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé Société Générale sur son entrée en négociations exclusives avec Amundi en vue de la cession des activités de gestion d’actifs opérées par Lyxor, entité qui regroupe les…

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News: 31 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy conseille Colony Capital dans le cadre de la restructuration financière d’AccorInvest

Allen & Overy a conseillé Colony Capital sur la structuration de son investissement dans AccorInvest dans le cadre de la restructuration financière du groupe, leader européen de l'hôtellerie.

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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.