As data-related disputes increase and the accompanying threats to your business grow exponentially, you need litigators who know the relevant law in this area inside out and understand the emerging trends in enforcement and civil actions.
Our expertise in contentious data protection has grown out of Bird & Bird’s leading international privacy & data protection group, top-ranked across multiple jurisdictions. We have a team of litigators who specialise in this complex area of law, helping guide clients through the maze of differing regulatory and civil litigation procedures in play around the world.
Our approach is pragmatic and risk-based; we take the dense legislation in this area and distil it to what is of most use and relevance to the businesses we help. Whether it’s responding to a data breach incident or an investigation by the Data Protection Authority (DPA), defending or appealing a regulatory enforcement action, or managing individual or group claims brought after or alongside regulatory action, we have experts who can provide you with first class support at every stage.
If you are involved in a DPA investigation, we can advise on strategy and best protect your interests in any subsequent enforcement process. Where necessary, we can assist with appeals of enforcement decisions in regulatory tribunals and/or national courts.
In relation to civil litigation, we defend clients across the full spectrum of data privacy disputes, from allegations of unlawful processing through to claims arising out of data breaches. We are well-equipped to respond to the growing threat of group/representative actions brought in this area, having significant class action experience throughout our international network.