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Data protection and privacy in investigations

Helping develop data policy and investigation process.

Managing and protecting data is becoming increasingly important for business, particularly as regulators and consumers become more vigilant about how that data is processed.

This has created a raft of new challenges for corporates, particularly multinational organisations that must comply with a wide range of local data protection and privacy laws.

Data protection and privacy is also a major issue during investigations into corruption and white-collar crime, as well as cartel and tax offences.

Employee emails are often a main focus of these investigations, but access to them is heavily regulated by data protection and privacy law.

We regularly advise on structuring access to emails in major internal investigations, and we also help clients in developing and implementing internal policies for the use of email and other IT systems, including co-ordinating with works councils.

Global investigations

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