K2 item: Christian Steen Laursen

Correct storage and use of personal data is a vital competence which companies and organisation must master today and in the future.

Non-compliance with privacy law may have significant economic consequences not least under the EU Data Protection Regulation. After 25 May 2018, companies and organisation which do not comply with the privacy law provisions may become subject to penalties of up to 4 per cent of group revenue, they may risk being rejected in the tendering process and as suppliers, loose their reputation and have their value reduced in connection with company transfers.  

We provide advisory services and products such as DPO assistance, data processing agreements and guidelines but also transformation processes where we help organisations obtain and maintain the ability to comply with privacy law in all respects from staff administration, use of customer data, CRM systems for establishment fo whistleblower schemes.

It often requires different professional skills - management, legal assistance, human resources and IT - to establish privacy law compliance for a company. We therefore have a multidisciplinary privacy law team, which includes a trained IT system architect.

The partner responsible for this area is attorney Christian Steen Laursen, who is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) under the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).