The Data Protection & Privacy team provides GDPR and Belgian law expert advice and guidance to controllers and processors alike throughout their privacy and personal data protection compliance process.
We have developed extensive experience in privacy and personal data protection, including compliance audits, tailor-made data protection company trainings, the development of company/intragroup privacy policies and agreements, the drafting of Art. 30 GDPR-compliant records of data processing activities, the drafting of GDPR-compliant controller-processor agreements as well as strategies for the international transfer of data. The team also assists in dealing with the Belgian Privacy Commission, the preparation of the DPO selection and appointment processes, the determination of proper legal basis for processing activities, the identification of (high) risk activities and the establishment of procedures to comply with data subject rights.
The Data Protection & Privacy team also handles data protection and privacy issues in relation to eDiscovery procedures, the setting up of whistleblowing (SOX) schemes, issues involving the interception of e-communications over public networks and the drafting of IT use policies (including guidelines relating to email and Internet monitoring).
We also assist data scientists navigating through regulatory complexities to maximise the use of Big Data.
Our team, which already benefited from an ironclad reputation in its advisory work in pre-GDPR privacy and personal data protection matters, regularly collaborates with its partners in cybersecurity to offer global data protection & security compliance services covering not only the legal aspects but also the technical and organisational aspects.
We advise local and multinational companies on data protection compliance projects in various sectors, such as ICT, software, biotech, financial, (digital) marketing and pharmaceutical industries (including clinical trials).
The Data Protection & Privacy team also proposes services of data breach response to assist in real time to actual and suspected data breach situations and data security incidents.
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