Τhe use of digital technologies, the development of analytics and big data and the evolving of business methods has rendered the free flow and use of data and information a significant factor of today’s economy. The focus on digital innovation and the ability to generate value and earn competitive advantages from exploiting data sets creates new opportunities and new areas of risks for businesses. Recently adopted regulation (GDPR, upcoming E-privacy regulation, NIS, DSM directives) is changing the rules, and creates additional challenges by introducing new and stricter regulatory requirements when collecting, processing, mining and maintaining personal and non -personal data, and imposingmajor fines and penalties for non – compliance.
Our services are provided in close collaboration with the dedicated advisory team from the PwC Advisory service line and extend to all aspects of data protection and privacy regulation, aiming to assist our clients in navigating the opportunities created and the numerous challenges posed.
Our range of services includes:
Drafting and reviewing data protection policies;
Advising on Cross - Border Data Transfers;
Providing legal input in privacy audits and impact assessments;
Assisting in responding to data subject access requests;
Ensuring overall GDPR compliance;
Engaging with regulators;
Providing legal advice and assistance in privacy-related disputes;
Drafting and negotiating data processing and data transfer agreements;
Conducting due diligence and warranty negotiations during corporate transactions;
Setting up tailormade training sessions on privacy and data protection legal framework for key stakeholders and organizations’ general personnel;
Advising on e-commerce and website compliance;
Viewing, drafting and negotiating software licensing and digital intellectual property rights agreements.
Our portfolio of recent mandates includes:
Providing due diligence on data privacy issues on behalf of a client acquiring a major on-line food delivery company;
Advising a shipping company on the implementation of a telemedicine service for seafarers;
Acting as legal experts and proving DPO support services for a leading energy group of companies during its overall GDPR compliance program;
Conducting maturity assessment and gap analysis report, developing and implementing a GDPR compliant roadmap for a global retail group;
Providing consulting services to a major pharmaceutical company on implementation initiatives for fulfilling GDPR requirements;
Evaluating current data processing practices and advising on the implementation of actions to mitigate the identified risks for a global insurance company;
Drafting of website service terms and providing advice on IP rights of digital projects for a creative and graphic design boutique studio.