The Treaty of Lisbon has now enshrined the right to the protection of personal data among the principles on which the European Union (EU) is based. WilmerHale has one of the world's premier privacy, data protection and data security practices and has been advising on data protection issues since the earliest legislative proposals for an overarching EU-wide privacy regime were made. More information on our global Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice can be found here.
We help clients navigate the thorny issues often raised by the interplay of commercial objectives, compliance needs and data protection and data security laws. Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of lawyers with a broad mix of regulatory, counseling, litigation and transactional expertise.
Our lawyers work on privacy, data protection and data security issues with clients across all sectors of the economy, including e-commerce operators and vendors, communications and media companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and health care providers, retailers and human resource companies. These companies come to us for help navigating their most difficult domestic and cross-border privacy issues. We have helped clients across the globe develop company-wide privacy, data protection and security compliance strategies; conduct security breach and other sensitive investigations; address cutting edge law enforcement issues; litigate issues of first impression; and navigate various legal regimes in Europe, the US and Asia.
Where our practice particularly stands out is our ability to martial lawyers in all relevant jurisdictions with an array of skill sets and knowledge to address a client's privacy issue, so that all aspects can be handled by a coordinated team.