Privacy and Data Protection

Information is a powerful asset to businesses globally, particularly as regulators, consumers and employees become increasingly vigilant about how that data is processed. Managing the risks of data breaches, data losses and thefts is no longer about legal compliance – it impacts the company’s reputation and brand value.

The issues of privacy and information management are typically subject to the complex framework of international regulations and a myriad of constantly changing local laws. Moreover, the data protection regulations do not always work beautifully together with more traditional requirements to using and disclosing data such as IP licensing and ownership, bankers and other professionals duties of confidence and confidentiality regimes. This makes Information Management and Data Protection a challenging task for businesses in Ukraine and globally.

Our Privacy and Data Protection practice group combines the experts from the firm’s IT, IP, labour & compliance, international trade, and banking and finance teams. We have a particular focus on data protection and are experienced in mitigating related risks both offline and online. Our team has helped numerous multinationals ensure the compliance with the Ukrainian data protection laws. We also routinely advise local businesses on various legal aspects of collecting, disclosing and using data.

We assist clients with all of their compliance challenges, providing advice on:

  • local data processing and data protection regulations
  • compliance of global strategies in regard to Ukrainian laws
  • cross-border data transfers
  • data protection compliance due-diligence
  • data processing agreements between controllers, processors, third parties
  • the legal aspects of professional and banking secrecy, privilege (legal and non-legal) and other special regimes of data processing
  • communication with the Ukrainian data protection authorities
  • personal data-rich products, cloud and e-commerce
  • liability and litigation risks  

Our clientele includes international and local businesses operating in Ukraine, in particular TMT companies, enterprises which identify IP as their most valuable asset, players in the cloud computing market and organisations looking to exploit the opportunities awarded by big data technologies.