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Checklist Privacy Policy according to the GDPR

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 2:09:23 PM

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all websites that process personal data must have a link to a data privacy notice that explains what personal data is collected and processed and for what purposes.

Data-Protection-Benz-Kogens-FroriepIt must also explain what data if any is transferred to third parties. This must be done in a way that is transparent and easily understood. Download our checklist to make sure your website privacy policy contains all of the necessary information.

Download Checklist  Privacy POLICY

Interested in this hot topic?
Join us at our Privacy Breakfast on 5 December 2018

"How to deal with a data breach"

Almost daily there are media reports of data loss, theft or unauthorised access. According to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, there are more than 7 million data breaches worldwide every day. Only 4% of compromised data is encrypted.

Data breaches can be a breach of contract and lead to claims for damages. They can also trigger reporting obligations to the authorities and possibly obligations to inform the affected individuals, with the possibility of substantial sanctions if a report is not filed. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains such reporting and information obligations.  

According to the GDPR, companies are generally obliged to report personal data breaches to the competent authority within 72 hours of becoming aware of a breach. Depending on the type of incident, the individuals concerned may have to be informed as soon as possible.

Internal processes for detecting, investigating and reporting violations are indispensable in order for a company to meet these requirements.

Over a light breakfast, we would like to discuss best practices for such processes and how to proceed based on a short case study.

This privacy breakfast is intended for people that are interested in data protection, in particular internal data protection officers, legal counsels or compliance officers. Registrations from practicing peers from other law firms will not be considered.

Interested? Register by 28 November 2018 by clicking here.

For any further questions, please contact our specialists Nicola Benz, Ronald Kogens and Cornelia Mattig.


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Read also the following blogposts:

Simple in Theory, complex in Practice: The dual Role as Controller and Processor under the General Data Protection Regulation, by Nicola Benz and Ronald Kogens 

Check for GDPR Compliance and receive a customised List of next Steps for free, by Ronald Kogens and Nicola Benz


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Nicola Benz

Nicola’s practice is focused on technology and life sciences transactions. She assists technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to established players, as well as investors, suppliers and customers across a broad range of industries and sectors. Nicola’s expertise covers outsourcing, licensing, joint ventures and collaborations and associated intellectual property issues. She also has considerable experience advising on all types of commercial contracts, competition and regulatory issues and data protection. Nicola is recognised as a globally leading patent and technology licensing lawyer, as well as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property. Chambers Europe (2018) ranked her as leader in the fields of Intellectual Property and Life Science, and she was recommended in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for Intellectual Property as well as TMT matters. She has also been named as a thought leader for data law in the publication "Who's Who Legal 2018". Born in Scotland, Nicola obtained her law degree from the University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons) in 1997. She joined our firm as an associate in 2002 and became a partner in 2010. Since 2017 she has been the managing partner of our firm. Her working languages are English and German. Nicola is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw).

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Cornelia Mattig

Cornelia Mattig specialises in data protection and intellectual property law, as well as corporate and commercial law issues. Cornelia Mattig joined Froriep as an associate in 2018. Before joining Froriep, Cornelia Mattig trained with firms in Ireland, Germany and Switzerland as well as at the District Court of March in the Canton of Schwyz. After she passed the Bar exam in the Canton of Schwyz, she worked as a notary public and lawyer in an accounting and auditing firm. She graduated from the University of Zurich with a Master of Law (Business Law) in 2014 before obtaining her LL.M. in European Law at Queen Mary University of London in 2017. She was admitted to the Bar in 2018. She also holds a Data Protection Officer Certificate from the University of Maastricht. Her working languages are German and English.

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