Data Protection & GDPR

Data Protection & GDPR


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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Skopje, North Macedonia

Elena Kostovska

Elena Kostovska

Group Head of Payroll Services

Tbilisi, Georgia

Irina Lopatina Eurofast

Irina Lopatina

Country Executive

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Stevo Tadic

Senior Accountant

Skopje, North Macedonia

Mirjana Jovanovska

Belgrade, Serbia

Natasa Nedic Eurofast

Natasa Nedic

Country Executive

Nicosia, Cyprus

Anastasia Kalaitzaki Eurofast

Anastasia Kalaitzaki

Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Podgorica, Montenegro


Fahrudin Sutkovic

Head Accountant

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Dajana Topic

Region Executive

Belgrade, Serbia

Nevena Veljovic

Belgrade, Serbia


George Panoutsopoulos

Director of Serbia and Western Balkans

Athens, Greece


Antonis Gavrielides

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Tirana, Albania

Drilona Likaj

Drilona Likaj

Senior Accountant

Athens, Greece


Andreas Andreou

Director of Audit

Athens, Greece

Maria Sarantopoulou Eurofast

Maria Sarantopoulou

Head of Legal Services