Data Protection & Privacy
Our team “is recognized for top quality service, in-depth legal support, management orientated and beneficial-focused solutions, responsiveness and dedication. Clients value our proactive approach and inventive legal structures in complex cases”
Chambers & Partners Global
KG’s Data Protection Practice is a leader in the field, as reflected in the growth path of the firm over the last decades.Our commitment in maintaining this recognition from our clients is our top priority and is achieved by offering high quality services tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Due to our solid track record, we are continuously rated as top tier practice by the most prestigious international directories such as Chambers & Partners Europe and Chambers & Partners Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.
Our practice focuses on advising and representing clients on various data protection and regulatory compliance issues. In this respect, our team is actively involved in the provision of legal services in the field of compliance with the new European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, on “the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”.
The Regulatory framework of the GDPR will affect all private and public sector undertakings, situated within or outside the EU, whereas, failure to comply can lead to financial penalties that exceed 2%-4% of the entity’s annual turnover. More specifically, the GDPR introduces extended compliance obligations for Data Controllers and Data Processors by virtue of the notion of “accountability”, whereas it empowers the data subjects’ rights. The principles of legality, objectivity, transparency, integrity and confidentiality must apply in any processing of personal data.
Our legal experts liaise directly with each Client, assessing all necessary information on their present legal status of personal data processing, advising and forming a detailed compliance plan of politics and procedures that meet the international standards. Our longstanding experience in various and complex data protection issues provides a roadmap for proactive compliance with the new GDPR regime, as well as constant legal support in every step of the implementation of the new Regulation within the corporate structure and culture.