Overview

THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

Data privacy is a critical concern not only for sectors directly involved in handling data, such as e-commerce companies, social networks, and IT outsourcing units, but also for various other industries like hotels and hospitality, insurance, B2C sales, telecom, and life sciences. Furthermore, even entities seeking investment from overseas individual investors must prioritize adhering to data protection norms when collecting and storing information such as Know Your Customer (KYC) details.

Data privacy is a critical concern not only for sectors directly involved in handling data, such as e-commerce companies, social networks, and IT outsourcing units, but also for various other industries like hotels and hospitality, insurance, B2C sales, telecom, and life sciences. Furthermore, even entities seeking investment from overseas individual investors must prioritize adhering to data protection norms when collecting and storing information such as Know Your Customer (KYC) details.

The landscape becomes more complex as we consider key aspects: data ownership, access rights, and limitations on data exploitation. As technology progresses, legal frameworks are struggling to keep pace with the ever-increasing invasion of privacy. Governments worldwide are grappling with the issue of demanding access to data from their citizens and corporations. At the same time, we must determine the boundaries of privacy and whether certain data can be demanded for essential services, travel, or government benefits. Balancing national security concerns with privacy considerations adds further complexity to the equation.

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU?

ELP’s Data Protection and Privacy team guides clients through the nuanced world of data privacy and protection. We offer tailored support, helping implement strategic data protection programs for various sectors. Our expertise extends to facilitating cross-border mergers, managing data breaches, and ensuring proper treatment of employee data. Navigating the complex interplay between data privacy regulations and consumer protection laws, we review and enhance existing privacy policies to align with legal requirements. We stand ready to assist clients in responding to regulatory inquiries and provide end-to-end litigation support.

Our Services

Advisory Services 

Our team offers comprehensive support in implementing a strategic plan for a data protection program specifically tailored to respective sectors. We also  provides end-to-end assistance with the transfer of data during cross-border mergers and acquisitions and supports clients through data breach scenarios and ensure proper treatment of employee data. Additionally, we assist assists client in navigating the intricate relationship between data privacy regulations and consumer protection laws. 

Audit 

Our team provides valuable assistance in reviewing existing privacy policies and procedures to identify any potential compliance gaps and works diligently to streamline these policies in accordance with relevant legal requirements. Additionally, we also offer support in achieving cross-jurisdiction compliance through data localization measures and ensure that the organization’s data practices align with applicable regulations and best practices. 

Regulatory Support 

We offer comprehensive assistance in effectively responding to potential allegations of non-compliance from regulatory authorities. The team is well-versed in handling data disclosure requests from investigation agencies, ensuring a swift and appropriate response. Additionally, the team also provides advocacy support to regulatory authorities on behalf of our clients, advocating for their best interests and ensuring clear communication.

Litigation Support 

We provide dedicated support to clients in addressing user complaints related to data and security breaches and offer personalized guidance and assistance, ensuring clients are well-equipped to handle such situations effectively. Additionally, the team assists with handling objections and challenges raised against implemented privacy or security policies. Our expertise extends to conducting thorough data security and legal compliance investigations, ensuring that our clients are well-prepared and equipped to address any potential issues. 

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