Data Protection

Our team, always remaining at the forefront of the developments in the field, offers bespoke legal advice on data protection and privacy matters in Greece.

Our Firm is currently advising its shipping clients in all the aspects of application of the GDPR and its impact of the GDPR on their businesses with a practical hands on approach to compliance with the regime of the GDPR (including updating specific shipping contracts such as ship management agreements, contracts with manning agencies, contracts with suppliers and subcontractors etc.).

Prior to the GDPR regime, the Firm’s compliance and advisory work included but was not limited to advising on employee data storing, monitoring and all other HR related matters; internal procedures, such as privacy policies, notices and consent forms; data breaches; whistleblowing hotlines; website structure, including terms and conditions and cookie policies; structure agreements for transfer of data outside the EEA, including model clauses, safe harbour (when applicable) and Binding Corporate Rules; litigation discovery requests (primarily from the US).

In addition, our team’s expertise on data protection has strengthen the Firm’s prominent litigation practice whenever a data protection matter arises in cases including inter alia employment disputes, defamation, acquisition of (primarily sensitive) data from governmental organizations and hospitals.

The complex and international nature of data protection combined with our clients’ international presence and needs has empowered our team to develop formidable expertise in multi-jurisdictional compliance matters.

The breadth of our data protection team’s expertise, coupled with the general commercial expertise and business acumen of our Firm, allows us to advice our clients on developing a strategy that balance their need and at the same time provide pragmatic, practical and commercially sound solutions.

Yiannis Timagenis has contributed to the publication of the Greek law section of a chapter on data protection for Greece in “Data Security and Privacy Law: Combating Cyberthreats”, Kevin P. Cronin and Ronald N. Weikers, 2008 Thomson/West.