Businesses of all sizes need to be mindful of the personal data they are collecting, how they are using it, who they are letting access it, and where they are transferring it. With privacy laws constantly changing, it is important to have privacy lawyers to help guide you with respect to compliance, recommended contract amendments, best practices and procedures, and more.
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Who Needs Data Protection Legal Services?
Privacy laws are changing at a rapid pace, so as you expand your company to another state or country, it is important to be knowledgeable about the privacy laws in effect and how they can impact your business. Failure to comply with privacy laws may lead to unnecessary exposure, fines, and penalties that could otherwise be avoided. It’s critical to have a knowledgeable privacy and data protection lawyer on your team to help guide you as you expand and grow your business.
With the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for instance, personal data is defined broadly. A company must ensure that it is aware of the personal data it collects, where it is stored, when it is transferred, and with whom it is shared, and it must also hold people and companies that have access to personal information to certain obligations, standards, and more.
From providing GDPR compliance assistance to expanding scaling technology companies to drafting privacy policies for early-stage tech startups to providing guidance and training regarding data collection practices and procedures to compliance requirements and recommendations with the CCPA, the privacy lawyers at Meyer Law can help you navigate the way.
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Our Data Protection Legal Counsel
Complying with privacy laws and protecting data is essential to avoid penalties and fines. These laws are often complex and always changing, so having a legal partner who can help guide you is key. We can help amend contracts, train your team on best practices, establish processes and procedures to safeguard certain personal data, and more.
How GDPR & Privacy Laws Impact Businesses
Companies of all sizes, from startups to small businesses to scaling technology companies to large corporations, are impacted by the new privacy laws being enacted across the world.
In May 2018, for instance, companies with access to personal data of EU residents were scrambling to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the deadline and looking for GDPR legal counsel who could assist. GDPR regulates how companies can process, collect, store, transfer, and/or use personal data from individuals in the EU. Consumers want to know what data is being collected and shared, and they want to understand how it is used. GDPR applies to all companies that process, collect, store, transfer, and/or use personal data, regardless of where the company is located. Personal data is very broadly defined, so GDPR impacts many companies, regardless of size.
Similarly, companies that have access to personal data of California residents need to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by January 1, 2020, unless the business meets an exception.
To ensure that you minimize the likelihood of encountering legal issues, whether you are doing business in California or elsewhere, or expanding internationally, it’s essential to know the guidelines, requirements, and best practices for any relevant privacy laws and data protection practices.
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Our privacy and data protection lawyers can provide guidance on a one-time matter or on an ongoing basis. We can conduct an initial audit to determine what you have in place and make recommendations for improvements and next steps based in the type of data you collect, whom you share it with, where you store and transfer it, and more.
To schedule a data protection legal counsel consultation, contact our business lawyers online today.