On 25 May 2018, EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started to apply. The new Regulation is a comprehensive set of rules concerning data protection in respect of natural persons’ personal data and shall, as a main rule, be applied by all companies and organizations which have their registered office within the EU or which, somewhat simplified, process personal data relating to natural persons within the EU.
Rules governing how personal data shall be processed are nothing new per se, but the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has introduced more stringent requirements and extended rights for data subjects. The General Data Protection Regulation also provides a possibility for supervisory authorities to impose significant fines against companies that do not fulfil the requirements set forth in the General Data Protection Regulation. The processing of personal data is not a specific area of operations which only certain companies or organizations carry out, but rather it is something that all do to some extent. We have extensive experience in examining the operations of companies and organizations and their processing of personal data from a data protection perspective. We perform, among other things, client‑adapted analyses of ongoing and new processing and can thereafter recommend a bespoke action plan for how the General Data Protection Regulation’s requirements should be complied with in practice. In this way, we can ensure that your specific needs are met.
New guidance on the application of this area of the law is constantly being provided by supervisory authorities and pursuant to case law from courts at both EU and national level and we are constantly working to keep abreast of developments.
Vinge has high competence within the area of data protection, privacy protection and processing of personal data and has assisted many Swedish and international clients in connection with analyses and development of procedures, policies, agreements, etc., within this area. Our specialists are often engaged in data protection projects and have extensive experience in advising clients within a wide range of industries. Vinge also offers training for personnel and management teams within the area of personal data processing and data protection.
Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss your needs in respect of data protection.