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The massive use of automatic storage facilities for personal information triggered the necessity of specific regulations in this area. As already revealed, data protection laws exist to strike a balance between the rights of individuals to privacy and the ability of organisations to use data for the purposes of their business. And as privacy becomes a more and more sensitive matter, organisations need be aware of the complex value of such data.
Information is an important asset for most business and the safeguard of personal information is not only a legal obligation but also essential in keeping the trust of your customers
Tendencies of EU data protection
The data protection reform at the EU level has a declared aim to boost the digital single market, by tearing down the online barriers and to allow non-discriminatory access to product and services. Data protection is a fundamental right of European citizens, allowing them control of their personal data as well as "the right to be forgotten". Businesses are also to benefit from the EU data protection reform, by the establishment of one set of rules for the entire EU, by dealing with only one supervising authority and by the data protection by design concept. The rules for small and medium sized enterprises tend to be simpler, thus leading to cuts of costs.
Safeguard of personal data reveals a trustworthy business
Information is an important asset for most business and the safeguard of personal information is not only a legal obligation but also essential in keeping the trust of your customers. Our lawyers have advised on all aspects of data protection, including compliance with EU and Romanian regulations, international data transfer, drafting security policies on data processing, as well as notifications to the Romanian Data Protection Authority.
We are proud to have assisted our clients in various matters of data protection, inter alia:
World leader in the automatic control of openings and closures in homes and buildings
with regard to international data transfer, including advice on the particularities of the Romanian data protection regulations, with a special focus on employees personal data and binding corporate rules;
A leading European NPL and debt advisory firm
with regard to the data protection obligations implied by the purchase of non-performing loans, notice obligation of purchaser or servicer of NPL, including obligations in case of international data transfer;
Global provider of availability and back-up solutions
with regard to the particularities of the Romanian data protection regulations, in particular obligations of employer and employee, drafting relevant contractual stipulations as to allow compliance with the applicable data protection obligations;
Pharmaceutical network active on the Romanian market,
in connection with the data protection obligations imposed by the collection and processing of personal data during the implementation of a customer loyalty plan, including assistance in relation to the Romanian Data Protection Authority;
Provider of customized healthcare communication and customer service programs for the healthcare industry,
in connection with obligations in the data protection area, including drafting of internal security policy on data protection and advice on particularities of data protection in direct marketing.