Data protection / GDPR

December 26, 2022


Insights on legal domains

Personal data are very valuable resources for a company. It allows them to know their customers and consequently, to adapt their offer so that they correspond as much as possible to the expressed or latent expectations. Nevertheless, these personal data are the object of many covetousness, which raises debates within our society and justifies that legal and technical protections are brought to them. This personal data is therefore subject to a strict framework designed primarily to protect the privacy of the persons concerned and their individual rights and freedoms.

The digital era in which the 21st century has brought us into a world where personal data represents a major stake in profitability and power on a large scale. The protection of this data therefore responds both to the imperatives of fundamental freedoms and to the protection of the value of the companies concerned.

Indeed, new technologies have brought to the market countless opportunities and challenges that companies and other organizations can seize.

Since May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to strengthen on the one hand the rights of individuals (establishing the portability of personal data, anonymizing data and regulating the provisions for minors) and on the other hand the responsibility of the actors involved in the processing of personal data. The related fines and sanctions represent a significant risk for any company involved. In this case, whatever your economic interests, you must adapt and comply with current and future obligations, which will vary depending on the nature of the document and the purpose of the information collected, whatever your activities.

Faced with such an observation, it is legitimate that you think that a Data Protection Officer (DPO) is necessary for your Data Protection so that the confidentiality of your data is maintained.

This is why our team of lawyers specialized in this field will be able to accompany you through these challenges and help you solve your most complex problems in the field of legal matters in general. Whether you are a publisher of electronic platforms, software, online games or websites, or a national or multinational company, our expert service providers can intervene on all issues related to the protection of your personal data.

As Data Protection Officer (DPO), we are responsible for the processing of your data as well as for profiling and ensuring your organisation's compliance with the supervisory authority.

As deputy DPO, we support your company's internally appointed DPO in order to provide him with our expertise on various aspects necessary to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and its constraints.

The GOlegal team is also competent in the following areas:

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts for a software platform for the management of customer personal data
  • Drafting and negotiation of license agreements, confidentiality agreements, service agreements and general terms and conditions
  • Application and modification of the management under the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within technology companies in Belgium and for diversified sectors worldwide.
  • Protection of personal data, GDPR audit, preparation and analysis of agreements related to the processing of personal data, especially in contracts between data controllers and processors
  • Outsourced data protection delegation service
  • Multidisciplinary advice on issues such as privacy, telecommunications and labour rights in IT projects, such as call recording, monitoring systems and employee reporting
  • Consulting (including risk assessment), expert team and assistance for digital conversion projects and litigation in case of failure of digital transformation projects
  • Advisory opinions on legal issues in the field of contracts and competition for the implementation of a machine-to-machine (M2M) communication network
  • Drafting of a contract between the partners of a project concerning the use of scanner vehicles to impose fines for illegal parking
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts for the development and maintenance of new financial services platforms
  • Assistance to telecommunications and Internet service providers in data retention and cooperation with authorities on requests for access to personal data
  • Risk assessment for any digital platform, which assesses the liability risks associated with the launch of new services that could disrupt the smooth functioning of the market
  • Advice on drafting contractual documents, such as disclaimer, terms of use, privacy and cookie policy, user policy, etc. Suitable for mobile apps, IoT apps and other digital products and services
  • Advise car park operators on the possibility of using ANPR cameras and making copies of (electronic) ID cards under the new camera regulations
  • Advise security companies on the installation and use of surveillance cameras for businesses and consumers and ensure that security companies have processor or controller qualifications
  • In accordance with data protection regulations, assisted a company active in the field of cryptographic assets to launch a cryptographic asset exchange platform
  • Contractual litigation in the field of telecommunications, in particular telephone number portability and liability for defective computer products and output problems
  • Support to an international pharmaceutical group in the implementation of an electronic platform for the exchange of research data
  • Helping multinational companies establish international data transfer
  • The Constitutional Court's litigation concerning the data protection guarantees contained in legislative documents

Thanks to our team of specialized lawyers spread all over the world, we guarantee you a tailor-made assistance to your problematic, no matter the size or the legal form of your company (SME & freelancer, sclapeups & innovators, legal & compliance department or non-profit organizations) and where you are located in the world (Europe, USA, Asia, etc). We organize regular governance meetings with all stakeholders to obtain a follow-up of the corrective measures and we also offer you an annual retrospective report to report to the management on the global progress of the GDPR compliance.

Thanks to our expertise in data protection and more precisely in GDPR compliance, we have developed an automated IT platform to manage and monitor your compliance level. This support will allow you to save a considerable amount of time while enjoying a better level of compliance as well as its control for a better exploitation of the data.

If you wish to benefit from a great expertise in all matters relating to data protection (GDPR) with the help of lawyers adapted to your problem and able to offer you a tailor-made solution aided by automated software at the cutting edge of technology, do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached via email as well as on our website and will contact you within 24 hours.