Data Privacy

Digitalisation and networking offer seemingly unlimited opportunities for collecting, analysing and commercially using data, especially personal data. New technologies provide businesses in all industries and of all sizes with unforeseen options for developing their existing and prospective business models and business processes to make them fit for the future.

The challenge in this context is to bring those models and processes into line with the legislative framework for data protection. Otherwise the use of such valuable information will quickly be-come a pitfall with respect to data protection compliance. The international scope of the data protection concepts and solutions to be developed presents a particular challenge. They have to satisfy different national and international requirements and should also be easy to implement at the same time. This requires experience, creativity and prudence, as does the consideration of additional legal requirements, for example under specific consumer protection laws, competition, antitrust or employment laws as well as under general contract law.