Data Protection & GDPR

Data Protection & GDPR

NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION IN BUSINESSES

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679), also known as GDPR, aims to protect individuals with regards to the processing of their personal data and the free movement of such data.

The Regulation is a stronger and modernized version of the former Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and differs to the extent that it has now direct horizontal effect in the Member States, a broader scope and it sets stricter requirements and provides for high fines for infringers.

Which entities does it affect?

The Regulation applies to any corporation and organization that processes (e.g. collects, registers, stores, uses, transmits, deletes etc.) personal data of individuals in the Union. It applies to all public and private entities, from the smallest companies to the largest Groups, with establishments even outside the Union, irrespective of the sector or activity.

When does it come into effect?

The Regulation is in force in all Member States since May 2016. It had just been granted a 2-year transition period until 25 May 2018, when it had become fully applicable, including the significant fines.

What are the fines?

Infringements of the Regulation may incur fines of up to € 20,000,000 or, in the case of businesses, up to 4% of the total annual turnover of the previous fiscal year, whichever is higher.

Contact us to find out

– to what extent the Regulation does concern your business;
– what are the personal data and how they should be protected;
– what are the sensitive personal data and how they should be processed;
– what does data processing mean and how it is legally conducted;
– whether your business operates as a Data Controller or a Data (sub-) Processor;
– what are your obligations & liabilities depending on your role;

– what the Regulation provides for the consent of the subject,
– what are the data subjects rights pursuant to the GDPR;
– what measures to take to protect your business against fines;
– whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer in your business;
– whether you are required to keep records for processing activities;
– whether you are required to conduct an impact assessment; and
– anything else which concerns your business with regards to the Regulation.

What we can do for you

  • Awareness, Trainings & Advisory Services
  • Compliance Readiness Test
  • Data Mapping & Gap Analysis
  • Guidelines for GDPR Compliance
  • DPO Services
  • Data Breach Policy
  • Data Impact Assessments

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Nicosia, Cyprus

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Anna Philiotis

Director Advisory Services

Athens, Greece

Andreas-Andreou

Andreas Andreou

Audit Managing Director

Tirana, Albania

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Drilona Likaj

Senior Accountant

Nicosia, Cyprus

Maria-Savva

Maria Savva

Director, Group Head of Payroll & Employment Solutions, BA, MBA

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Ioannis Kesisis

Country Manager

Nicosia, Cyprus

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Nasia Kourtelli

Senior Legal Associate

Skopje, North Macedonia

Elena Kostovska

Elena Kostovska

Client Relationship Manager

Zagreb, Croatia

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Afrodita Taci

Head of accounting & payroll service line

Bucharest, Romania

Stefania-Costea

Stefania Costea

Junior Consultant

Athens, Greece

Maria Sarantopoulou

Maria Sarantopoulou

Tax and Legal Advisor

Nicosia, Cyprus

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Constantinos Pavlou

Head of Corporate and Legal

Athens, Greece

Dimitris Thomopoulos

Dimitris Thomopoulos

EF Business Development Executive

Belgrade, Serbia

Nevena Veljovic

Zagreb, Croatia

David Jakovljevic

David Jakovljevic

Tax and Legal Advisor

Nicosia, Cyprus

Anastasia-Kalaitzaki

Anastasia Kalaitzaki

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Stevo Tadic

Senior Accountant

Athens, Greece

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Antonis Gavrielides

Director Greece (BSc, MBA)

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Olga Nadiezhdina

Executive Administrator

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Irina Lopatina

Country Executive

Belgrade, Serbia

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Natasa Nedic

Head of Coordination Western Balkans

Podgorica, Montenegro

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Fahrudin Sutkovic

Head Accountant

Skopje, North Macedonia

Mirjana Jovanovska

Nicosia, Cyprus

Katerina-Charalambous

Katerina Charalambous

Client Relationship Manager

Belgrade, Serbia

George

George Panoutsopoulos

Regional Director Western Balkans