WilmerHale’s German data protection and privacy practice is characterized by comprehensive experience and in-depth understanding of the new technical developments in the field of information technology (cloud computing, social media, Internet in general) and full integration in the international practice group. We have a large number of direct contacts to the German supervisory authorities in the area of data protection due to many direct negotiations and discussions. In addition to questions of data protection law in the area of information technology, we also advise on data protection issues in internal investigations and work closely together with our colleagues from the compliance and labor and employment team.
Data Breaches — We also provide comprehensive advice in case of data breaches, including the coordination and execution of internal investigations (possibly with the help of IT/forensic experts) as well as the communication with the supervisory authorities and the extrajudicial and judicial assertion and defense of injunctive relief and liability claims, including on the topic of “cybercrime.”
International Data Transfers — We regularly advise strategically on the structuring of international data flows and also on the practical implementation and preparation of the necessary documentation.
Outsourcing and Cloud Computing — We have advised extensively in this area of data protection law for many years. This is often part of the overall support of complex outsourcing projects.