Lawyers in World Law Group’s Privacy & Data Protection Group specialize in the complex and evolving field of privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. They advise clients of all sizes across industries on legal matters related to the collection, use, storage, and sharing of personal information. Types of matters include:
- compliance with privacy requirements such as the Global Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and other global and regional privacy laws;
- data governance;
- cybersecurity requirements;
- data breach response;
- privacy impact assessments;
- due diligence and drafting of representations and warranties in corporate transactions;
- drafting and negotiation of contracts with service providers;
- preparation of cross-border data transfer agreements;
- employee training;
- data transfers; and
- privacy impact litigation.
In today’s digital age where data transcends international borders and global privacy laws continue to evolve, lawyers in this group regularly collaborate on multi-national client matters related to cross-border data transfers, privacy risk assessments, data breach notifications, and the development of proactive compliance programs for international enterprises. Group members meet regularly via virtual meetings and in person at industry conferences such as IAPP to exchange information about emerging privacy and data protection challenges for multinational and local clients. Group members also work together on projects such as the preparation of Global Data Breach Guides.
World Law Group’s Privacy & Data Protection Group frequently partners with other World Law Group practice groups sharing intersecting practice areas, such as Labor & Employment, Technology, Intellectual Property, and Corporate Transactions, in order to foster information sharing and a holistic approach to meeting the needs of members’ clients.
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Join member firm Castrén & Snellman for a webinar on September 20th at 11 AM EEST (Finnish time). In October 2020, it came to light that the patient records of Vastaamo, a Finnish chain of psychotherapy centres, had been hacked and leaked online. Very sensitive information concerning tens of thousands of patients was affected.
New WLG Privacy & Data Protection Group Co-chair Esko Cate of VILAF looks forward to group discussion at future meetings he'll help lead. As an American lawyer working in Vietnam, he is uniquely equipped to handle foreign investment matters.
Presentation for the 2020 Fall eConference session "Privacy and Data Protection Issues for Employees in the COVID-19 Environment."