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Data Protection

Privacy and personal data protection are increasingly taking centerstage as the major source of concern for international businesses. While some companies recognize data, including personal data, as their key asset, other companies and organizations face the threat of scrutiny by supervisory authorities and the risk of imposition of substantial fines in the consequence of failure to comply with the GDPR and national personal data protection regulations restricting use of personal data.

The ability to manage customer and employee data is becoming particularly important as the level of vigilance exercised by regulators and customers about how such data should be processed and protected is growing. Moreover, there can be discerned a trend towards further enhancement of personal data protection standards across the world. It is important now more than ever before that businesses are fully informed and compliant with the applicable personal data protection laws and regulations.

Our lawyers can help you identify the types of information and data that are covered by the national and EU regulations, what security measures need to be implemented in order to secure protection of personal data, what justifications can be relied on in order to proceed with collection and use of personal data or information, compliance with what procedures needs to be ascertained to make processing of personal data legal.

We routinely advice clients on a variety of cross-jurisdictional undertakings involving transfer of data and provision of online services.            

Services We Offer

Our principal personal data protection advice includes:

  • Personal data processing audits and gap-analysis
  • Compliance with GDPR and national personal data protection law
  • Drafting of consent texts, disclaimers and privacy policies
  • Consultations on sending marketing communication
  • Drafting, review and assessment of personal data processing and transfer agreements
  • Preparation of data processing impact assessments
  • Preparation of legal opinions on personal data protection matters
  • Handling of breaches of personal data
  • Employee trainings in the area of personal data protection

Our Experience

We pride ourselves in having provided clients with professional legal counselling on a number of notable privacy and data protection issues. Our track record in the area of privacy and data protection includes:

Drafting a set of documents and wording for a new e-commerce platform in the Baltics. The work included drafting of privacy policy and the related consent wording, as well as drafting of website terms of use and documents required by consumer rights protection laws.

At the request of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia preparing a legal opinion in respect of the question of whether the obligation specified in the Civil Procedure Law, when submitting an application – to indicate the defendant's declared place of residence – is in line with the human rights enshrined in the Constitution of Latvia, especially right to private life.

Full implementation of GDPR requirements in a number of companies, including audit, providing personal data processing-related documentation, practical advice and training for employees.

Drafting of recommendations for GDPR application and template documentation for everyday work for LANIDA, an organization unifying agents engaged in expropriation, renting and leasing of real estate.

 

Elīna  Muciņa