Data Protection

Personal data is often one of companies’ most valuable asset. In processing of personal data companies must be aware of the extensive legal obligations placed on data controllers and data processors.  

In the spring of 2016 the European Parliament approved new data protection legislation, including regulation No. 2016/679 (“GDPR”), on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. These are the most extensive amendments on data protection legislation that have been made in the last two decades in Europe. Iceland must implement the General Data Protection Regulation by 25 May 2018.

In the light of the immense changes the new legislation will entail it is vital for companies and organizations to start preparing for the upcoming changes as soon as possible.

Our experts have vast experience and training in this field and we assist our clients in complying with the current data protection legislation as well as preparing for the upcoming changes in the legal environment.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Data mapping and audits for companies and organizations
  • Drafting of privacy policies
  • Providing advice on grounds of data processing and rights of the data subjects
  • Drafting processor agreements
  • Providing advice in relation to any data transfer
  • Drafting binding corporate rules
  • Providing advice regarding the appointment of Data Protection Officers
  • Analyzing the role of companies as data controllers and data processors
  • Assistance in relation to notifications and authorization request to the Data Protection Authority
  • Assistance in relation to the use of clouds

LOGOS is a top ranked leading firm with great reputation in this field according to Legal500 and Chambers Europe.

There is a lot to pay attention to in relation to the upcoming changes in the data protection legislation. Our experts have prepared a list of topics that must be reviewed

10 step preparation process