One year has passed since the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and local data protection authorities are closing the first wave of cases. Going forward, the GDPR readiness of companies is likely to be tested – particularly their ability to maintain privacy governance frameworks.
This webinar will discuss the main findings from GDPR audits and the techniques inspired by competition law best practices that can make your organisation more resilient to the consequences of incidents and enforcement actions. It will also provide an overview of the past year of enforcement activity by the data protection authorities in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region.
Zsombor Orbán is a managing associate and the head of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Kinstellar’s Budapest office. He focuses on TMT and IP law. With his extensive industry knowledge and in-house experience, he represents clients in regulatory and transactional work and with commercial and technical issues. He is particularly well versed in the TMT industry, representing clients in data protection, digital media, competition and trademark law matters, as well as in infringement proceedings.
Lukáš Mrázik is an associate in the Bratislava office of Kinstellar. He focuses on the TMT sector and regularly advises on data protection, including designing and managing end-to-end GDPR implementation programmes, conducting data mapping and GDPR readiness assessments, and developing internal documentation and risk assessment tools. His recent engagements include providing comprehensive advice on data protection compliance to a major energy player and developing and managing complex GDPR programmes for a global biopharmaceutical company and a market-leading global outsourcing provider.
Oana Costache is a senior associate in the Bucharest office of Kinstellar and a member of the TMT practice group. She boasts a wealth of knowledge and practical experience advising major international telecoms and technology companies on data protection issues, including with regard to the processing and transfer of personal data, data privacy policies, data protection compliance and the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions in Romania. She has also advised clients from various sectors on the local impact of GDPR on their businesses.
Adam Němec is a senior associate in the Prague office of Kinstellar and a member of the competition law and life sciences practice group. He has experience advising clients on a broad range of competition law issues, including in relation to national and EU merger control proceedings, antitrust proceedings and setting up antitrust compliance programmes. Previously, he was seconded to Linklaters Brussels, where he was part of the competition team and advised on several high-profile merger clearance matters.
Vladimír Šimkovic is an associate based in the Bratislava office of Kinstellar, where he focuses on competition and state aid, corporate, M&A and real estate matters. He regularly advises clients on matters relating to infringement of Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, preparations for dawn raids and competition litigation, with a special focus on merger control filing across a wide range of sectors. He is a Slovak qualified lawyer and speaks Slovak and English.