Our Privacy and Security lawyers operate at the intersection of technology and law. We understand that data is one of your core assets, driving insights and enabling development of valuable new products and services.
However, the collection, use and storage of personal information is subject to an increasingly complex framework of laws and regulations in the US, EU, Canada, Asia and around the world. Monetary penalties for violating these laws are severe and reputational damage can be irreparable.
Leverage our knowledge of these requirements to design real-world strategies to unlock the power of your data while building trust in your brands. We work with you to enhance disclosures, strengthen compliance and implement integrated risk management programs that create a strong control environment as a springboard for innovation.
In addition to proactive counseling, we contribute our strategic insight when you need to respond to crises. For example, we work side by side with clients to manage data breaches by directing forensic analysis, remediating vulnerabilities, understanding legal requirements and coordinating communications with people whose information was compromised.
Our global Privacy and Security group works across all sectors offering a full complement of counseling and advice, regulatory and litigation services.
Areas of Experience
- Data breach and cybercrime
- Global data transfer solutions
- Compliance with local privacy laws
- Information governance and records management
- Privacy impact assessments and risk management
- Security policies and bring your own device (BYOD)
- Government and law enforcement data requests
- Public sector issues and freedom of information
- Digital media privacy and CRM strategy
- Outsourcing and HR solutions
- Litigation and e-discovery
- Mergers and acquisitions
September 23, 2015
September 1, 2015
The Advocate General has, today, published an Opinion that the US Safe Harbor is invalid. As Safe Harbor is relied on by many companies to permit the transfer of personal data from Europe to the US, today's decision creates a huge potential roadblock for international business. It also raises questions as to how best to legitimise the international transfer of personal data and whether alternatives to Safe Harbor now need to be adopted. As it stands Safe Harbor remains a valid basis for data export. Today's Opinion is not the final word. That will be a decision for the Court. Read more
August 7, 2015
Russia has, today, implemented a Data Localisation Law1. It requires information about Russian citizens to be stored in Russia and many businesses are concerned about how best to comply. There has also been some recent guidance and clarifications from the Russian authorities. This paper updates you on the current position. Read more
Forum shopping (i.e. where businesses pick and choose the most privacy-friendly EU state to set up shop) has always been a somewhat unique side effect of EU data privacy law. Then last year saw the Google Spain case where the European Court of Justice said that if a global organisation has a sales and marketing office in an EU country, it must follow the laws of that particular country. Now we have a regulator in Germany applying the Google Spain principle to another tech giant: Facebook. Read more
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News and Events
London, United KingdomJanuary 19, 2016
This event is part of the Dentons' international retail programme and is suitable for organisations in retail who have pursued or who are interested in overseas opportunities. Read more
Recent Press Releases
July 15, 2015
November 3, 2014
It has been announced, that Flex has received approval from EU data protection authorities for its binding corporate rules (BCRs). The approval covers all of Flex EU's operations. BCRs represent the platinum standard for data protection compliance and Flex is one of a small number of companies that have obtained this recognition. Flex worked with Dentons to develop the BCR privacy programme. Read more
September 13, 2012
At the risk of stating the obvious, and merely to frame the discussion, my starting point today is this: social, technological and economic developments are transforming the risks and modalities of privacy more rapidly than we have time to assess their ethical implications. Read more
SNR Denton announced today that Andy Roth, a respected leader in privacy and security law, has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. He will advise clients on a wide range of issues from crisis management to best practices in sustainable data governance. Read more
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