Privacy law is an area of law which is currently in full swing. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly important. Not only because there are more possibilities to generate usable data from data collections, but also because individuals attach increasing importance to the protection of their personal data. There is also a lot of attention for the GDPR.
General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), in Dutch referred to as the ‘Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming’, “AVG”, a new era seems to have started. Not only there are applicable regulations about privacy, but they are actually enforced as well. Furthermore, privacy can also be seen as a selling point; customers will prefer to entrust their personal data to a company that will deal will this data prudently, rather than to a company that will not value them. When entering into business with a company, it will be valuable to hear that the company is GDPR-compliant.
At Clairfort, a team of lawyers is dedicated to privacy, each with their own focus. For example, a number of lawyers advise at the interface of IT & privacy and others at the interface of privacy and employment law. Among other things, Clairfort’s privacy team will be able to assist you on:
- Listing data processing and drafting processing registers;
- Determining the grounds for processing data and advising on the measures you must take in the context of the ground “consent”;
- Establishing a retention policy and determining destruction periods;
- Drawing up registers for data breaches and setting up internal procedures for reporting data breaches;
- Customizing processing agreements or data transfer agreements for your organization;
- Making analyses regarding the obligation to have a data protection officer (DPO) or do DPIA’s;
- Performing DPIA’s or (informal) risk analyses;
- Drafting organizational agreements on the handling of personal data and designing a privacy compliance framework;
- Drafting privacy statements and cookie statements;
- Increasing privacy awareness among employees;
It is also possible to outsource the privacy compliance process to Clairfort.
At Clairfort, we especially want to think along with you. The privacy rules are mostly principle-based and there is never one way to achieve what you want. If the processing of data encounters objection in one way, there is probably another way to process in a legally correct manner.