Data Protection

Future markets will require that companies are transparent, and soon the legislation will also support customers’ and citizens’ right to “be forgotten.” Therefore, it may already be necessary for the company’s business model to be in compliance with existing and future legislation.

As of May 2018, the European Parliament’s Personal Data Regulation will enter into force in all EU countries. This means that all companies storing personal data will be obliged to comply with the revised procedures on how the company collects, processes, and stores data.

Is your company storing for example people’s addresses, e-mails or credit card information? If so, we recommend that you ensure that your data processing is in compliance with the existing rules in this area and that you prepare your procedures for the new requirements in the personal data regulation.

Many enterprises can gain a competitive advantage if they already can ensure that they comply with privacy legislation while preparing for the personal data regulation to enter into force.

At NJORD we have a phased approach to ensure your company’s compliance. We will always ask you to consider your stakeholder’s expectations regarding your processing of their personal data. Requirements are one thing – options are another.

Our approach to meeting future requirements

Briefly, here is our approach to ensure that the company will meet future demands:

In continuation of mapping the company’s data flow, we recommend a legal analysis to identify changes in the legislation that are critical to the company’s business model.

We then establish the formal requirements with which the company is required to comply, and we assist with product specifications and contracts or an appropriate IT solution.

Finally, we prepare your company with practical guidelines for handling personal data for you to be in compliance with the law in the future.

A multidisciplinary team

NJORD’s data protection team is a multidisciplinary team with thorough experience in Life Sciences, employment law, corporate law, tax, e-commerce and intellectual property. We can help navigating around the pitfalls of Danish and international legislation on data protection.

We advise and assist clients within all aspects of Danish, European and international data protection regarding the processing of all types of personal data, including the special protection of sensitive personal data. We also advise HR departments on processing of personal data.

Examples of our services:

With our unique Scandinavian and Baltic structure we can provide individual solutions covering several countries.

Knowledge

The GDPR: Burden or opportunity?

The newly adopted GDPR will bring increased harmonisation to data protection regulation in the EU from summer 2018. For the consumers this is good news, as their rights as data subjects will become more transparent and will be enforceable towards all companies established or offering services in the EU. For companies, the rules represent increased requirements to legal compliance. Does that represent a burden or an opportunity? Here is our reflection on the new rules.

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