Schoups launches new “Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group"

Schoups launches new “Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group"

The rules and obligations on privacy in relation to the processing of personal data are growing ever stricter. With the entry into force on 25 May 2018 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), every company is being confronted with significant additional duties and responsibilities (which moreover can be accompanied by serious penalties). In one way or another, all companies process personal data of customers, suppliers, personnel, intermediaries, etc. Along with the necessary technical (IT) and organisational measures, the GDPR also introduces a wide range of legal obligations.

In order to be able to better assist our clients in this area, we have decided to bring together our knowledge and know-how in a new “Privacy and Data Protection” practice group. This group combines the expertise of our labour law and business law specialists. On the basis of an analysis of the existing situation, they will help clients to complete the processing register and draft the necessary documents, such as a data processing policy, a policy for employees and a procedure in the event of data breaches. Some companies will also be obliged to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). In addition, this practice group offers advice and assistance in privacy-related disputes, for example within the context of the employment relationship. We also offer custom-tailored lectures and workshops.

For more information you can contact Dave Mertens and Sara Cockx, who is also a certified Data Protection Officer.

We will keep you informed via our newsflashes of further developments on this issue. If you already would like to know more about the new regulation, you will find links to several recent newsflashes below:

  • GDPR – the clock is ticking (one year to go)
  • GDPR – heeft u al een Data Protection Officer aangesteld?
  • GDPR: farewell declaration duty, welcome processing register. Privacy
  • GDPR - Privacycommissie wordt Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit