Data Protection Law
BEITEN BURKHARDT’s data protection team ‘stands out for its short response times and pragmatic and clear opinions’ and provides ‘excellent customer service’ with a ‘practical approach’.(Legal 500 Germany & EMEA 2019)
In the context of its international advice, clients particularly note ‘the firm’s understanding of the mindset of Anglo-Saxon clients’.
Personal data play an increasingly important role for our clients' business success. Whether a business model relies on the use of personal data, or personal data must be safeguarded for business compliance purposes, complying with national and international data protection regulations remains a challenge for many enterprises.
Our expert team are specialised in data protection, providing advice to international groups and medium-sized businesses. We advise you how to design your business processes so that they comply with data protection regulations, create a policy with you for data transfer both within your group and internationally, and help you with internal compliance investigations. If you suffer from a hacking attack or data theft we help you protect the parties involved and your company reputation from damages.
We assume informal meetings with authorities for cooperation purposes - if required, without identifying your company - and represent you in formal proceedings.
We focus on practical solutions and a hands-on approach.
At a glance
- Data protection compliance and data protection audits
- Safeguarding cross-border data flows
- Design of products and business processes which meet data protection obligations
- Data breaches and hacks
- Preparation of data protection agreements
- Codes of conduct and compliance
- Works agreements on the use of the operational IT infrastructure
- Communication with regulatory authorities
- Representation in regulatory proceedings
- Training and support of the operational data protection officer
BEITEN BURKHARDT's "remarkable" Team supports international IT service provider, technology companies and clients of the cosmetic, financial and telecommunications industry, covering the entire range of data protection interests, data security and cyber security issues, "always taking into consideration the respective economic interdependencies". In the context of international consultancy the "understanding of Anglo-saxon clients' mindset and thinking" is emphasized.
(Legal 500 Germany 2019 and 2018)
Dr Axel von Walter
Lawyer, Licensed Specialist for Copyright and Media Law, Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law