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Data Privacy

The frictionless flow of information is a defining feature of today’s information economy. It also presents a new world of risks.

The potential for misuse of sensitive personal information has triggered legislative and regulatory action worldwide. Privacy laws vary by jurisdiction, are interpreted unpredictably, and are in a constant state of flux.

Even the most well-meaning, conscientious company can make a false step as it captures, uses, transfers and discloses personal information. The consequences can be serious and even devastating: heavy fines, injunctions, government audits, even criminal liability. Perhaps more importantly, companies that fall foul of privacy and data protection standards may suffer reputation-wrecking media attention and the immeasurable damage of lost consumer trust and confidence.

These risks have led a growing number of companies operating in Bahrain, across the GCC and globally to turn to our global privacy group for help in adopting sound privacy practices, ensuring regulatory and legal compliance, and protecting their competitive advantage.

Privacy and data protection services we provide for our clients include:

  • Privacy audits
  • Cross-border data transfer
  • Data security breaches
  • Employee monitoring
  • Employee privacy
  • Privacy policies
  • Direct marketing policies
  • Document management policies
  • Financial privacy
  • Healthcare privacy
  • Privacy litigation

For more details and an initial discussion on how we can help you, please contact us.