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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Privacy & Information Management

Today's technology has made it easy for companies to collect, copy and transfer personal data around the world. At the same time, new privacy and security laws in a number of key jurisdictions — including the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and the EU — and virtually all key business segments are imposing complex and often inconsistent privacy and data protection standards in multinational companies.

Legal and business risks associated with non-compliance have also grown significantly, from adverse public relations consequences to the financial and human resource costs of addressing privacy-related complaints. We have the experience necessary to provide practical, cost effective solutions to problems you might face because of the volume of regulation and the numerous areas where privacy issues arise. We can also assist with the successful development and implementation of privacy compliance solutions.

Successful delivery of a global privacy compliance solution requires not only a thorough knowledge of data protection, privacy and data security laws from around the world, but also a keen understanding of how to develop and implement best practices across an organization with diverse operations and locations. As widely recognized leaders in the market, our dedicated privacy lawyers can assist you in:

  • Generating factual reports about your company's global privacy issues, gap analysis and compliance recommendations
  • Adopting HR privacy policies to be reflected in HR handbooks and provisions in local employment contracts
  • Creating and implementing customer privacy policies and procedures, including those related to marketing; data security policies; website privacy policies; and e-mail and Internet monitoring policies and protocols
  • Drafting contracts to facilitate cross-border data transfers
  • Designing procedures for data subject access requests, data security breaches, and inquiries from data protection authorities and regulators

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Social media – can you think of an organization that doesn't use it? While the benefits of using various platforms are widely recognised, more than ever the legal and commercial risks of using social media can be critical ones. Managing those risks can depend on the industry that you are in and the use you want to make of it. We know that clients around the world are interested in understanding collective experiences of risk and compliance when using social media. Collective experience is a powerful tool in addressing the compliance conundrum and making sense of how to prioritise effort and focus. If you would like to participate in our global survey, please click here.
Businesses have until 31 August 2012 to comply with Germany’s new rules governing the use personal data for advertising purposes. We urge you to assess your level of compliance with the new rules, and ensure you obtain consent or meet certain criteria for exception before using personal data for advertising.
This newsletter discusses the changes in German consumer protection laws with the passing of the Act on the Implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive and on the Amendment of the Law on Housing (Gesetz zur Umsetzung der Verbraucherrechterichtlinie und zur Änderung des Gesetzes zur Regelung der Wohnungsvermittlung).
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We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 75 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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