Data protection and data security

We find the answers to new questions

Not everything that is technically feasible today is anchored in law. Many regulations on data protection and data security come from a time when cutting-edge technology wasn’t synonymous with big data, cloud computing and social media, but with punched card readers. As such, this area of law often lacks a good level of legal certainty – even when it comes to everyday issues. Working with innovative businesses in particular requires technicians and lawyers alike to demonstrate a high level of flexibility and an ability to improvise. The experts at Spirit Legal LLP fulfil these requirements, advising you on the following challenges:

  • Information governance for the holistic monitoring and legal protection of all business activities involving data protection and data security
  • Preparation and negotiation of solutions for data processing operations with the relevant data protection authorities
  • Advice on corporate, commercial and tax law for international data transfers and distributed data storage
  • Advice on the structure and development of data-based business models, paying special attention to location issues and applicable law (“forum shopping”)
  • Advice on specialist areas such as cloud services (e.g., Amazon AWS), customer relationship management, social media and big data
  • Creation of agreements concerning the processing of data on behalf of others in accordance with Section 11 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)
  • Optional function as external company data protection officers
  • Development of safeguards for handling personal data such as employment, health and payment information (PCI DSS)
  • Establishment and supervision of whistle-blower and compliance systems
  • Establishment of an effective notification and information system for victims
  • Assistance for private individuals and associations in exercising victim rights

Our clients include technology start-ups, online distributors, CRM providers and social media platforms, but also app developers, hosting services and server manufacturers. We also advise victims as well as managing directors, HR and sales departments, hospitals, social services and public institutions. Ask us your questions about data protection and data security – we will find the answers!

The Leipzig-based law firm Spirit Legal LLP advises domestic and foreign businesses with an international focus. Our core consulting expertise is in the areas of e-commerce, corporate, competition, trademark, IT and data protection law. When it comes to legal matters, our industry experience makes us the ideal specialists for start-ups, travel companies and the hotel industry.

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