Data Protection and Privacy Law

Our expertise in Data protection 

Data protection laws impose numerous obligations and constraints on legal entities (companies, associations, local authorities, public entities, etc.), which may lead to criminal penalties in case of non-compliance. The CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) conducts a large number of inspections for which these entities must be prepared.

FERAL-SCHUHL/SAINTE-MARIE’s lawyers regularly advise companies in data protection law, particularly in sensitive industry sectors (banking, insurance, health, pharmaceutical industry, etc.). We can provide a full range of services, and, among others:

– carrying out data protection compliance audits;preparing formalities and putting in place appropriate processes as part of a compliance operation;
– drafting personal data transfer agreements or “binding corporate rules” (BCRs) in an international context;
– drafting IT guidelines;
– advising security and archiving policies;
– assisting our clients during CNIL dawn raids;
– advising on and drafting  professional alert (”whistleblowing”) procedures and IT guidelines;
– organizing data protection trainings;
– providing assistance and training to Data Protection Officers (CIL).

As a privileged correspondent of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), the FERAL-SCHUHL/SAINTE-MARIE law firm is regularly instructed to present sensitive data processing authorizations or defend Clients’ interests, especially when they are the subject of complaints.

Rankings

  • Who’s Who Legal: France 2020

    The 2020 edition of “Who’s Who Legal: France” listed Christiane Féral-Schuhl and Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie in the Data category.

    “Christiane Féral-Schuhl is “a well-known name” in the market who has been practising for over 30 years in IT, personal data and IP-related matters.”

    “Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie is a respected figure among data specialists and has over 25 years of experience negotiating and litigating matters pertaining to technology projects. ”

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  • LEADERS LEAGUE & DECIDEURS MAGAZINE 2020

    In its 2020 Edition of the best law firms in France, LEADERS LEAGUE ranked FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE  as “Leading” in the Internet category, with a special mention for Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Etienne Papin, Olivier de Courcel and Richard Willemant.

    LEAGUE LEADERS & DECIDEURS MAGAZINE ranked FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE as “Excellent” in the categories:

    – Mediation, with a special mention for Christiane Féral-Schuhl;

    – Data protection law, with a special mention for Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie and Olivier de Courcel;

    – IT Law, with a special mention for Bruno Grégoire Sainte Marie, Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Etienne Papin, Olivier de Courcel and Richard Willemant.

    LEADERS LEAGUE & MAGAZINE DECIDERS ranked FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE as “Highly recommended” in the Brands, Designs, and Models category, with a special mention for Richard Willemant.

    LEADERS LEAGUE & MAGAZINE DECIDERS ranked FERAL-SCHUHL / SAINTE-MARIE for its “Recommended” in the Telecommunications Law category, with a special mention for Olivier de Courcel and Etienne Papin.

  • Global Data Review 2019

    Christiane Féral-Schuhl has been recognized by the Global Data Review (GDR) in the “Woman in Data 2019 category as one of the leading data practitioner.

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