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Data Protection, Privacy, and Security: Data and Privacy Transactions

When evaluating whether to enter into a merger, acquisition, or other significant business transaction, it is important to conduct due diligence regarding the target’s data protection position.

Standard due diligence checklists do not deal adequately with data security, and the potential fines for non-compliance with data protection regulations may raise deal breaking issues. We provide relevant supplements while also assisting with methods for assessing and minimizing risks presented by the target, including prior data breaches and inadequate data security, access controls, authentication, information of data subjects, and other data protection obligations.

Data Ownership and Use Rights

Privacy and data protection laws can complicate an employer’s legitimate business interest in collecting and using information about employees and applicants in order to make informed employment decisions. Our lawyers work with clients to blend traditional employment law restrictions with new privacy, data security, identity theft, and cyberspace rules.

Data Commercialization and Licensing

We have experience on all sides of the table, having represented buyers and sellers of technology products and services, licensees and licensors of software and data, and technology developers and purchasers. We bring this multifaceted experience to bear in each transaction we support.

Additional Thought Leadership Pages

With notable experience in the implementation of GDPR compliance and data protection, the team at K&L Gates LLP coordinates with the firm's wider European practice to act for multinational clients in the luxury goods, entertainment, and telecoms sectors. Practice head Claude-Etienne Armingaud frequently acts for fintech clients in contentious multi-jurisdictional matters regarding IP and IT data protection. In March 2020, associate Clara Schmit joined from D'Alverny Demont Associés.

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