Cyber PRIVACY and DATA protection PRACTICE
KCG Partners’ Cyber Privacy & Data Protection practice is the firm’s response to a new type of threat to corporates and individuals.
In the internet age, sensitive information can be transmitted all over the world at the press of a button and at little to no cost. This creates endless opportunities for businesses, but significantly increases risks; many companies operating in Hungary may also be unwittingly breaking privacy laws.
Local information protection laws can be more specific compared to EU regulation, and the Hungarian Data Protection Authority can impose heavy fines for data security breaches, which can ruin reputations and damage businesses irreparably.
PRO-Active Approach to RISK
It is in this environment that KCG Partners data privacy practitioners take a pro-active, preventive approach to clients’ privacy concerns: our specialist lawyers help ensure regulatory and legal compliance as well as protecting clients’ competitive advantage. Step by step, we assist clients in the assessment, review, and development of privacy and cyber security policies. Our lawyers are also up-to-date with the growing significance of cyber-data and online technology related issues as well.
Cross border jurisdiction
Our expertise covers the full spectrum of privacy and info protection laws. We carry out data privacy audits for clients, reviewing existing processes and procedures and formulating responses to oversights.
As privacy laws vary by jurisdictions and are in a constant state of flux, we continuously monitor data protection regulation at local and EU level and provide timely alerts to clients.
Our lawyers provide industry expertise across a range of data and privacy issues, including:
- Assessing privacy compliance – enabling client compliance with the Data Protection Authority’s interpretations of laws
- Advising on monitoring employees and employees’ privacy: e-mail, internet, security cameras (CCTV), access control systems, etc.
- Drafting on-line and off-line privacy policies, including rules related to use of social media tools at the workplace
- Advising on cross-border data transfer
- Handling requirements for registration at the Data Protection Authority
- Advising on direct marketing information protection implications
- Representing clients in privacy-related litigation