Cross-Border Data Protection & Privacy Lawyers | McDermott

Cross-Border Data Protection


McDermott’s privacy lawyers are well established in Germany, France, the UK and Italy, and provide sophisticated privacy advice to domestic and multi-national companies and vendors on a wide spectrum of data protection matters. These include global privacy policies, data transfer mechanisms, Privacy Shield assessments, notifications to in-country data protection authorities, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, reviews of new data laws and other compliance steps.

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  • Advised an international chemicals and specialty materials producer regarding the global implementation of a GDPR compliance program, including the assessment of current practices, the review and amendment of policies, processes and documentation, and the appointment of a central DPO
  • Advised a global medical device company on certification of compliance with the US-EU Privacy Shield, data mapping, review and evaluation of internal and external policies and procedures, and vendor contract amendments to comply with Privacy Shield requirements
  • Handled a series of large data breaches involving personnel records of employees in the United States and around the world and advised our client on its obligations under the laws of every US state and more than 50 countries; managed communications with the affected employees and various government regulators; and persuaded regulators to forego any claim against our client

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