Sources say: ‘In data protection, I doubt that there are other firms more aware of the key compliance and regulatory issues than this firm.’
Data protection and security compliance and risks affect every company and organisation. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the EU Network Information Security (NIS) Directive, in the EU data protection and information security are regulated by a comprehensive legal framework.
Our team has vast experience organizing, managing and coordinating clients’ international and national data protection and information security compliance projects. Since the adoption of the GDPR, we have been assisting many companies and organisations with their GDPR compliance exercises. We also have been involved in the drafting of various EU, Belgian and foreign data protection and information security legislation, and have close contacts with local regulators in the EU. We are frequently invited as speakers on these topics at international and national conferences, seminars and webinars.
We assist in a wide range of compliance aspects, such as:
Since the GDPR, some companies and organisations are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). And even when appointing a DPO is not legally required, it may still be recommended to do so on a voluntary basis.
A DPO needs to have expert knowledge of data protection law and practices, and be independent. A DPO can be a member of a company’s personnel, but companies and organisations that do not have the required in-house expertise or resources can appoint an external DPO on the basis of a service contract. Such companies and organisations can appoint us as their external DPO, so that they can stay focused on their core business activities.
The GDPR can be a source of litigation by data protection authorities, data subjects, and businesses and organisations:
In such cases, our team can assist in conducting such proceedings, either on the plaintiff’s or the defendant’s side. We have a track record of successful litigation outcomes.
Clients value the team as ‘an authority in the domain of data-related issues’
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