The new EU General Data Protection Regulation – LAWorld GDPR Working Group

The EU Regulation n. 679/2016 – the so-called “GDPR” General Data Protection Regulation, concerning the protection of natural persons about the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data –– shall become effective in all EU Member States since next 25th May 2018. Therefore, existing Member State rules on personal data protection, issued in accordance with the previous Directive 95/46/EC on the same topic, shall be amended accordingly.

The Regulation confirms the main principles set by the 1995 Directive, and also adds new principles and rules, such as, among all, the innovative principle of data accountability, which implies that data should be protected since the determination of the means for processing (data protection by design) and at the time of the processing itself (data protection by default).

The GDPR applies to all companies processing and holding personal data of Data Subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location, as well as to organizations located outside of the EU, if they offer goods or services to EU Data Subjects or if they monitor their behavior.

All interested entities need to be privacy compliant, according to the rules established by the Regulation and the Member State’s implementing acts, within the deadline of 25th May 2018. In the event of breach of Regulation’s rules, the violator can be fined up to 4% of its annual global turnover or up to € 20 million, beyond the duty to compensate possible damages to Data Subject and other administrative or criminals penalties that the Member States are free to establish.

New GDPR rules will have a significant impact on internal organization of companies and entities all around Europe (and not only) regarding data protection policies and duties. For this reason, inside LAWorld network a group of professionals belonging to different jurisdictions all over the world, with specific expertise in data protection law, established the “General Data Protection Regulation Working Group” to share their expertise and knowledge on the EU Regulation and the internal rules.

The GDPR Working Group can provide consistent and qualified joint services to multinational companies located in different EU Member States or located outside EU but subject to GDPR rules, assisting them regarding the compliance with the new data protection Regulation and the different Member States’ rules.

 

Members:

Van der Steenhoven advocaten N.V.
Herengracht 582 | 1017 CJ Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Tel + 31 (0)20 607 79 79
e-mail: mail@vandersteenhoven.nl | www.vandersteenhoven.nl

PENDL MAIR Rechtsanwälte OG
Annagasse 10, Top 2/09 | A-1010 Wien | Austria
Tel +43 (1) 512 94 48
e-mail: office@pm-law.at | www.pm-law.at

BADER ▪ GNEHM & PARTNER
Feldeggstrasse 19 | Postfach | CH – 8034 Zurich | Switzerland
Tel +41 (0) 44 312 20 20
e-mail: info@bgpartner.ch | www.bgpartner.ch

Studio Corno – Avvocati
Via Mameli 11 | 20851 Lissone (MB) | Italy
Tel. +39 039 2456792
e-mail: legale@studiocorno.it | www.studiocorno.it

Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
8-9 Frith Street W1D 3JB | London | UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 3206 2700
e-mail: data.protection@smab.co.uk | www.smab.co.uk

Dutilh Abogados
O´Donnell 12 | 28009 Madrid | Spain
Tel.: (+34) 914 363 628
e-mail: abogados@dutilhabogados.com | www.dutilhabogados.com

Kirk Larsen & Ascanius
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 45 | DK 1553 Copenhagen | Denmark
Tel: +45 70 22 66 60
e-mail: kirklarsen@kirklarsen.dk | www.kirklarsen.dk/

Nordia Attorneys
Eteläesplanadi 22A | 00130 Helsinki | Finland
Tel: +358 9 4250 5000
e-mail: helsinki@nordialaw.com | www.nordialaw.com

Nordia Oslo
Rådhusgata 24 | N-0151 Oslo | Norway
Tel: + 47 22 33 70 00
e-mail: oslo@nordialaw.com | www.nordialaw.com

Nordia Göteborg
Kungsportsavenyen 1 | SE-411 36 Göteborg | Sweden
Tel: +46 31 778 35 00
e-mail: gothenburg@nordialaw.com | www.nordialaw.com

Christodoulos G Vassiliades & Co LLC
Ledra House 15 Agiou Pavlou St | Agios Andreas 1105 | Nicosia | Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 55 66 77
e-mail: cgv@vasslaw.net | www.vasslaw.com

Malata, Pružinský, Hegedüš & Partners s. r. o.
Prievozská 4/B Apollo Business Center II | 821 09 Bratislava | Slovakia
Tel: +421 915 886 017
e-mail: office@mph-advocates.com | www.mph-advocates.com

LST Lenz Schuhmacher Tap
Rheinauhafen, Agrippinawerft 22 | 50678 Köln | Germany
Tel: +49 221 13 08 16-0
e-mail: mail@lst.law | www.lst.law

ŘANDA HAVEL LEGAL advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Truhlàřskà 13-15 | 110 00 Prague | Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 537 500-501
e-mail: office.prague@randalegal.com | www.randalegal.com

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
1919 M Street NW Eighth Floor | Washington DC 20036 | USA
Tel: +1 202 730 1343
e-mail: afowler@hwglaw.com | www.hwglaw.com

Nexsen Pruet, LLC
1230 Main Street Suite 700 | 29201 Columbia | South Carolina | USA
Tel: +1 803 771 8900
e-mail: vstieglitz@nexsenpruet.com | www.nexsenpruet.com

Avniel, Salomon & Co.
2, Shivat Zion Street | 3309401 Haifa | Israel
Tel: +972 4 855 4434
e-mail: mail@asc.co.il | www.asclaw.biz

MVVP
Avenue de Tervuren 270 | 1150 Brussels | Belgium
Tel: +32.2285.01.00
e-mail: hc@mvvp.be | www.mvvp.be