Privacy & Data Protection


Excellence, innovative solutions and practical advice are the hallmarks of Gowling WLG's Privacy & Data Protection Group.

Gowling WLG provides global leadership and advice on privacy issues, and develops functional compliance programs for national and international clients. Timely regulatory compliance counsel, combined with sophisticated commercial skills, allow our professionals to provide proactive security strategies and legal support on all data-related issues.

We provide leading-edge service, including the development of transaction data rooms and document retention programs, threat risk assessments and e-discovery services. In addition, using our collective expertise in technology and telecommunications, we're well-positioned to advise on privacy issues arising out of new technologies and business models.

Our team has developed an international perspective from working with technical experts in threat risk assessment, and produces reports on the latest developments in privacy and information management. We can keep you at the forefront of privacy compliance, advocacy and data management, through services such as the following.

Privacy compliance and advocacy

  • Privacy impact assessments
  • Global privacy compliance programs
  • Privacy advocacy governance
  • Data breach management
  • Privacy training and awareness
  • Privacy compliance in corporate transactions and negotiations
  • Transborder data transfers

Data management

  • Threat risk assessments
  • Development of electronic document management programs
  • Compliance with PCI DSS and security requirements
  • Due diligence in information technology transactions
  • Creation of data rooms
  • Development of data retention policies and schedules

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To learn more about how we can support your privacy and data protection needs, please reach out to any member of our team.


It's difficult to stay up to date and compliant with the complex, fast-changing world of data protection law. In this shifting landscape, you need to think about how to prevent cybercrime, security breaches and data loss from malicious server attacks. Another requirement is secure mapping and processing of various kinds of data.

Gowling WLG is here to deal with these issues. Our Munich data protection team understands data protection laws to the core: we know that data is your business asset - and we'll help you protect it in every possible way. Together, we'll ensure all of your data processing is compliant with the most recent legislative requirements, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Home to a dedicated international group of data protection experts who can draw upon experience around the world, our team is at the forefront of fast-evolving technological developments and their legal implications - from cybercrime and blockchain to industry 4.0 and autonomous driving.

We offer premium services through a fee structure that's both transparent and reasonable. Our legal advice covers:

  • Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data protection audits
  • Protection of personal data
  • Structuring of data processing in multinationals

In addition, we have a special focus on the area of online and digital media, having advised numerous clients on the multi-jurisdictional rollout of new products in the entertainment sector.

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Responsive, approachable and commercially sound: get in touch with Gowling WLG for legal solutions that meet your unique needs.

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