Data protection and privacy has become a very crucial topic both for domestic and international companies. Our team is on hand to guide clients through the relevant data protection legislation and technology transactions. Our experience spans the full range of industry sectors including financial institutions and banking, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, construction and engineering, consumer goods and retail, automotive, hotels and leisure, IT, telecommunications, manufacturing and electronics, publishing and media.Specific data privacy and cybersecurity services we provide for our clients include privacy and cybersecurity policies, data security breach preparedness and response, privacy-related claims and disputes, privacy statements for online activities, employee privacy, financial privacy, healthcare privacy, privacy and cybersecurity aspects of cloud computing and other sourcing arrangements, data processing and data transfer agreements, privacy aspects of investigations and e-discovery and due diligence and warranty negotiation for M&A. We also provide advice to our clients who fall under the GDPR obligations including the consent obligations affecting their collection of personal information, the retentions obligations surrounding that data, new obligations relating to data breaches involving the GDPR-covered personal information, and numerous other new obligations that could lead to hefty fines and penalties if they are not appropriately followed. We help our clients update their policies and ensure their activities are the GDPR compliant.