Global Lawyers has a team specialized in privacy and data protection, with experienced professionals in the implementation of the GDPR-General Data Protection Regulation, which will have mandatory and uniform application from May 25th, 2018 in all Member States of the European Union.
One of the key elements of the GDPR is the enhancement of the security and privacy of citizens’ personal data, held by companies, requiring rigorous policies regarding origin, treatment, storage and access to that kind of information.
This Regulation introduces different principles, brings new procedures and clarifies the concept of personal data, foreseeing new rights for its holders, namely the right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’), the right to portability and the right to oppose profiling.
The GDPR applies to all companies that have personal data from citizens of the European Union and their non-compliance could result in very high fines. The most serious violations could result in fines of 20 million euros. Contact us!