Every organization in the Netherlands is affected by Privacy law in various degrees. European and Dutch legislation impose obligations on personal data processing. This may be data of your customers, patients, pupils/students, employees or applicants.
Privacy issues exist in every aspect of the organization. In HRM, legal affairs, IT, marketing, administration, or in a cooperation with or acquisition of a different enterprise. That is why it is necessary to view the organization as one entity and consider it from various fields of law. Our privacy law section realizes this by the combination of expertise from labour law, employee participation law and corporate law.
Providing proper arrangements for privacy means: reducing risks. A data breach may cause considerable reputational damage. An incorrect provision in a contract may lead to unnecessary liability. A failure to (properly) involve the works council may result in inability to implement the required actions or policies. Not acting in accordance with the GDPR may cause the Data Protection Authority to impose a (stiff) penalty.
Privacy issues require strategic action. How far do you wish or need to go as an enterprise? Privacy law is not always either black or white and requires a correct explication and interpretation. Our lawyers have known the workings of privacy law for years and years, which enables them to provide the legally and practically most suitable advice. For IT law and IP law we work together with specialized partners.
Privacy law, legal matters
The lawyers of our privacy law section advise on and litigate about matters such as:
Advice and GDPR required arrangements
- assessing GDPR proof conduct of the company
- advice on online privacy and telecommunication legislation
- advice on actual GDPR issues
- consulting on and setting up lawful use of data
- issues concerning the use of photos and images
- checking marketing policies and marketing activities
- advice on handling personal data in case of bankruptcies
- issues involving employee participation and privacy law
- advice on the use of monitoring tools such as cameras or remote reading of data
Concluding contracts and registration
- drawing up or checking data processing agreements or agreements between jointly responsible parties
- drawing up or checking non-disclose agreements for enterprises, employees, self-employed professionals without employees
- drawing up or checking privacy statements/information for customers, employees, applicants or other persons involved
- setting up registers for processing operations or data breaches
- drawing up clauses for the exchange of data in case of e.g. cooperation agreements or company take-overs
De Voort Advocaten: Our approach
The approach followed by our lawyers and staff is characterized by:
- commitment: always bringing the best out of ourselves
- quick and accurate action
- doing business in style: honesty and sincerity
- co-operation: client, lawyers and support staff work together purposefully
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