GDPR is finally here. However, this is just the beginning. Most businesses aren’t ready for the changes and, even for those that are, the real test will be whether the policies, procedures and contracts they’ve put into place recently can be implemented and kept going in the long term. For practical advice on what the law means for your business and how to comply please contact our commercial and data regulatory law Partners, Oliver Neil (oliver.neil@lewis-townsend.com) and Nick Mathys (nick.mathys@lewis-townsend.com).

You can also check our Lewis Townsend – 10 Steps to GDPR Compliance guide. 

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Japan-EU agreement on transfer of personal data to reduce GDPR compliance burden

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On 17 July 2018, the EU and Japan concluded their discussions on personal data transfers and recognised that the data protection regimes between the two are equivalent, which means that personal data will be able to flow freely between them once each side has completed the necessary procedures to adopt an adequacy decision. The agreement is […]

GDPR is finally here

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GDPR is finally here. However, this is just the beginning. Most businesses aren’t ready for the changes and, even for those that are, the real test will be whether the policies, procedures and contracts they’ve put into place recently can be implemented and kept going in the long term. For practical advice on what the […]

We welcome new Partner, Nick Mathys

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This month we are delighted to welcome Nick Mathys as a new Partner at Lewis Townsend. Nick is a fluent Japanese speaking commercial, technology and data protection lawyer who brings with him a wealth of experience in both UK and Japanese markets, including many years with Herbert Smith Freehill’s Tokyo office where he worked closely […]