Data Privacy and IT Law

Growing technicality and internationalization stresses the increasing importance of Data Privacy and IT Law. Insofar, especially international acting enterprises have to comply with highly complex compliance requirements, which are usually not only limited to the German legal system.

We assist our clients in developing efficient and practical legal solutions to fulfill these requirements. As far as necessary, we not only consider legal aspects, but also the technical and organizational aspects of a group or company including the relevant corporate processes. This can be realized by a close cooperation with our Information Security Experts of WTS Consulting, which also ensures that we can advise our clients in connection with the introduction or improvement of Information Security Management Systems (e. g. in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001) or Processes competently.

Specifically, our Data Privacy and IT Law services cover the structuring and arrangement of adequate data privacy and IT measures, such as contract drafting and negotiation, as well as a strategic and an event- and process-related legal advice. This includes the defense before data subjects, supervisory authorities and courts. If desired, we also provide our clients with an external data privacy officer (sec. 4f German Data Protection Act). Especially in this regard, our clients benefit from our cross-industry and international data privacy experience, which allows an immediate and cost-efficient start of our data privacy officers in our clients’ enterprises (“plug & play”).

Overview of our Services


  • Drafting, negotiating and review of data privacy and IT contracts (e.g. of outsourcing contracts, service level or data privacy agreements)
  • Legal assistance in connection with the compliant design of websites, online distribution platforms (e- and m-Commerce) and outsourcing measures (e. g. the use of cloud services or shared service centers)
  • Drafting of internal directives, concepts, working instructions and other data privacy and IT related documents (e. g. consent forms, non-disclosure agreements or data privacy statements)

 

  • Legal assistance in connection with
    • a privacy legally compliant product development (“privacy by design”) 
    • the development of compliant and innovative marketing and distribution measures
  • Legal advice in connection with the identification of adequate data processing locations

 

  • Legal Opinions related to Data Privacy or IT Law
  • Legal assistance in connection with the
    • compliant conception and implementation of corporate processes
    • privacy legally compliant design of internal corporate investigations (e. g. if a suspicion of tax evasion or bribery arises)
    • conduction of so-called prior-checkings (“Vorabkontrollen”)
    • design and implementation of so-called directory of processes (“Verfahrensverzeichnisse”), deletion and blocking concepts (“Lösch- und Sperrkonzepte”) and retention processes
  • Legal advice in case of a data breach
  • Conduction of data privacy trainings for employees and data privacy officers
  • Defense before data subjects, supervisory authorities and courts including the treatment of data subjects’ information requests
  • Data privacy officer services

 

Should you have questions our partners are happy to assist:

Dr. Thorsten B. Behling

Partner
Tel.: +49 221 348 9362-45
thorsten.behling@wts.de

 

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