GDPR | data protection.

Data protection includes a variety of specialty fields and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires the close cooperation of experienced experts from a wide range of disciplines. This is where the multidisciplinary orientation of the law firm offers our clients decisive advantages. Our experts in labor and social law,  IT law and competition law, and our auditors and IT auditors work in a team. They advise and support our clients in all aspects of rule-consistent conduct in data protection, among other things: with comprehensive data protection audits, with employee data protection, with complying with the German principles for the proper management and storage of books, records and documents in electronic form, as well as data access (GOBD), and with the legally secure collection, storage, and use of customer data, in particular, in so-called customer databases.

range of consulting services.

customer data protection.
data protection.
employee data protection.
data protection officers.

customer data protection.

Handling customer data in conformity with the law is an essential element of compliance systems in companies. This involves the issue of the legally secure collection, storage, and use of customer data, in particular in so-called customer databases, such as for example, in newsletter dispatch and customer loyalty systems.

subject areas.

  • Obligations to provide information vis-à-vis customers
  • Legal foundation for individual customer data
  • Advertising measure such as newsletters, customer loyalty systems, etc.
  • Interfaces with competition law
  • Rights of affected customers

services.

  • Consultation for, and preparation of data protection statements and data protection information for customers, business partners, etc.
  • Counsel with respect to permissible configuration options for processing customer data, as well as drafting and preparing consent declarations (online and offline)
  • Guidance and support for the purpose of introducing advertising concepts, for example, newsletter dispatch or other customer loyalty systems
Dr. Andreas Katzer
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695160
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email andreas.katzer@sonntag-partner.de
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data protection.

The specialist attorneys in our multidisciplinary working teams advise and support our clients in all relevant data protection subject areas — from general principles to a data protection-compliant home page, to strategies for providing information and carrying out deletion processes, all the way up to a comprehensive advance data protection assessment.

subject areas.

  • Data protection instructions for companies, foundations, associations
  • Consent declarations
  • Data protection-compliant homepage (data protection statement, legal notice, newsletter)
  • Schedules of processing activities, procedural documentation, data protection procedures

services.

  • Comprehensive consulting on all questions surrounding data protection
  • Support with the customized preparation of documentation and its implementation in the company
  • Creating holistic solutions and solution packages, including for IT questions
  • Linking data protection and compliance management systems
  • Preparing comprehensive manuals for certain target groups (such as associations for their member companies)
  • Support and representation for out-of-court and judicial disputes with regulatory authorities, competitors and data subjects
  • Documentation of the technical and organizational measures
  • Data protection guidelines and data protection manuals
  • Order processing agreements
  • Strategies for providing information and carrying out deletion
  • Risk assessments
  • Advance data protection assessment
Dr. Andreas Katzer
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695160
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email andreas.katzer@sonntag-partner.de
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employee data protection.

Employee data protection is a central factor in every company’ compliance with data protection law. On the one hand, it includes employee personal data, and on the other hand, the training of employees in the data protection-relevant handling of personal data of customers and business partners.

services.

  • Legal principles for processing the personal data of employees in the employment relationship
  • Data subject rights of employees
  • Support in preparing comprehensive data protection information for employees
  • Consulting with respect to the permissibility of, and configuration options for data processing in the employment relationship, as well as the conception and preparation of legal foundations in the form of consent declarations or works agreements
  • Counsel with respect to data protection law implications in the formation, performance, and termination of the employment relationship
  • Support in obligating employees to observe data protection rules
  • Conducting employee training
  • Reviewing the interaction between data protection and protecting trade secrets
Dr. Andreas Katzer
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695160
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email andreas.katzer@sonntag-partner.de
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data protection officers.

As an advisor in the area of data protection, we are in contact with data protection officers in a variety of ways, and can also offer assistance in the search for a suitable data protection officer via our network.  
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Trägner
  • Phone +49 731 379 58-0
    +49 172 7760186
  • Fax +49 731 379 58-20
  • Email ulrike.traegner@sonntag-partner.de
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