DATA PROTECTION ADVICE

The need for data protection consulting arises in connection with various functions of an enterprise. Based on your individual request and in close consultation with you we will develop a concept tailored to your requirements. Topics of relevance regularly include:

DATA PROTECTION AND MARKETING

Compliance with data protection provisions when contacting customers for advertising purposes, especially the use of dialogue marketing, nowadays is a material obligation of companies. In view of the increased sensitivity of consumers, it is imperative that companies observe applicable data protection provisions. We have many years of experience in the practical implementation of data protection requirements for marketing. Consult us in good time if you plan to implement big data analysis tools or software for customer data analytics. We are well-versed in predictive analytics and similar applications.

Our range of services includes:

  • Advice on compliance with data protection regulations when processing corporate customer data for purposes of dialogue marketing
  • Review of CRM systems regarding compliance with data protection requirements
  • Support in the development of a business intelligence strategy
  • Advice regarding the implementation of customer analytics software – we are well-versed in predictive analytics

DATA PROTECTION ON THE INTERNET

Designing a homepage, analysis of logfile data, behavioural advertising: We have extensive experience regarding applicable data protection requirements and will cooperate with you to develop tailor-made solutions for your company.

Moreover, questions and issues related to the permissibility of re-targeting, the consolidation of data in a DMP, or data protection requirements for cookie matching are day-to-day business for us.

Our range of services includes:

  • Advice on website personalisation in compliance with data protection regulations
  • Advice on logfile analysis
  • Advice on the use of cookies
  • Advice regarding data protection requirements for re-targeting, cookie matching or data analysis in a DMP

EMPLOYEE DATA PROTECTION

Companies are faced with the challenge of implementing employee data protection requirements. Apart from data protection regulations, also statutory labour law provisions and the German Federal Labour Court’s current case law have to be taken into account. We are happy to provide comprehensive advice – also in cooperation with our cooperation partners and labour law experts of the law firm Pauly & Partner – and provide solutions suitable to your requirements.

Our range of services includes:

  • • Advice on the processing of employee data in compliance with data protection regulations
  • Advice regarding employee monitoring / monitoring of emails
  • Advice on the implementation of regulations for home office work
  • Advice on the outsourcing of employee data to external service providers
  • Advice on the centralisation of data processings within a corporate group

CORPORATE DATA PROTECTION

The use of data within a corporate group, especially where internationally operating groups are concerned, often proves to be a very complicated matter. We will show you practice-oriented ways of implementing the requirements of German data protection law in a corporate group / group of affiliated companies.

Our range of services includes:

  • Advice on data processings in corporate groups / groups of affiliated companies in compliance with data protection regulations
  • Preparation of group-wide data protection guidelines
  • Preparation of Binding Corporate Rules
  • Advice on data transfers to companies outside the EU
  • Monitoring service providers’ compliance with data protection requirements
  • Advice on the implementation of cloud computing applications

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Many companies have outsourced their data processing operations to service providers in third countries. Particularly simple data processings and call centre activities are outsourced to companies in countries outside the EU. We can show you how to outsource your processing operations in compliance with data protection regulations. We are familiar with the preparation of Binding Corporate Rules and less demanding solutions for data transfers like e.g. the use of EU model clauses.

Moreover, we can audit your compliance with BCRs, including a certificate by ADCERT Privacy Audit GmbH if desired.

Our range of services includes:

  • Advice on the outsourcing of business processes to third countries in compliance with data protection regulations
  • Audits regarding compliance with Binding Corporate Rules

OUTSOURCING / CLOUD COMPUTING

Many companies outsource certain business processes to external service providers. Letter shops are frequently used for data processing in connection with marketing activities. Corporate cloud computing has become very popular. Numerous applications are acquired as “software as a service”. Prior to the implementation of cloud computing applications, companies should always consider which data protection requirements need to be taken into account.

We have extensive experience regarding the engagement and monitoring of service providers and have supported numerous companies in the implementation of cloud computing applications. A key advantage of our services, especially with respect to the outsourcing of data processings, is the interaction between our experts in data protection and IT security.

Our advisory services include:

  • Advice on compliance with data protection and IT security requirements regarding the engagement of external service providers
  • Monitoring of external service providers regarding compliance with data protection requirements
  • Advice on the implementation of cloud computing applications

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