In effect since 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) privacy and security law. Though it was passed by the European Parliament, GDPR affects businesses outside the EU, as well.
GDPR tightened the already strict privacy laws across the EU and sets regulations about what companies can do with personal consumer data, such as:
- User names
- Phone numbers
- IP addresses or locations
- Personal health information
- Physical attributes
Under GDPR, a company must have a legally valid reason for collecting and retaining personal data, and they must explain this to customers or users in simple terms. Consumers can request to have the data that a company collects about them modified or deleted altogether.
Any business that deals with the personal data of EU residents must comply with GDPR, regardless of where that business is located. Thus, GDPR has global implications for how companies collect, store, and utilize consumer data. A firm that is found in violation of GDPR can face a penalty of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of global revenues.
QuisLex provides managed legal services for clients all over the world. Whether you need expert advice on your existing compliance program or a complete redesign from the ground up, QuisLex can help. With an experienced team of over 1,000 permanent staff members, we provide operational excellence in every aspect of complex legal work. We can implement comprehensive protocols to ensure GDPR compliance, negotiate data processing agreements, and respond to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARS).
With proficiency in a wide range of leading legal technology platforms, QuisLex can design customized compliance programs to help you safeguard client, vendor, and internal information. In addition to GDPR, we can help you protect your data in adherence to:
- The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)
- The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
- California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
- Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)
- Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)
We perform comprehensive Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) to assess your risk exposure and help you take steps to secure your data. Our permanent technologists, statisticians, data scientists, and privacy and security experts support our team of attorneys. By combining legal and technological expertise, we can tailor our managed legal services to your company’s needs while helping you work more efficiently.
QuisLex makes it possible for our clients to address the challenges of resource constraint and cost control. We create scalable, replicable compliance programs and workflows designed to meet the unique needs of your company and your industry at large. In addition to data breach services, QuisLex offers managed document review, mergers and acquisitions support, and legal spend management. For more information, contact us today.
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