Privacy and data protection

Your contact

Karin Winters - Partner | Law Square

Karin Winters

+32 (0)2 710 7404
karin.winters@pwc.com

Carolyne Vande Vorst - Senior managing associate | Law Square

Carolyne Vande Vorst

+32 (0)2 710 9128
carolyne.vande.vorst@pwc.com

Leen Van Goethem - Senior Managing Associate | Law Square

Leen Van Goethem

+32 (0)2 710 78 76
leen.van.goethem@pwc.com

Ophélie Snoy - Senior Associate | Law Square

Ophélie Snoy

+32 (0)2 710 7896
ophelie.snoy@pwc.com

Protecting privacy in the era of big data

Today’s businesses are living in a digital world, awash with personal data. Incidents of privacy violations and personal information mismanagement have increased the pressure to keep personally identifiable and sensitive information secure. This increased pressure is reflected in global privacy laws that are tightening their principles, their compliance requirements and their sanctions.

Privacy and data protection challenges and opportunities

  • new regulatory requirements entail the need for business security mechanisms that go beyond merely protecting data
  • misuse of personal data impacts the perception of your organisation in the market
  • gain competitive advantage through privacy-by-design principles, privacy-enhancing technologies and privacy seals

Our team is well-versed in helping organisations deal proactively with data protection to build trust, achieve legal certainty and avoid financial and reputation risk.

We can help by:

  • advising you on your legal obligations under the applicable data protection laws and regulations, both in Belgium and abroad and in close collaboration with your respective IT and legal team
  • performing a privacy audit to spot legal issues and risks and provide you with practical solutions
  • advising you on data protection governance and strategy
  • drafting or updating your privacy policies, procedures and all other documentation and contracts related to private data protection
  • assessing which notifications should be done with which authority (e.g. Belgium’s Privacy Commission) and assisting with these notifications