How we help our clients to deal with GDPR
rom the beginning of 2018 Murgova and Partners Attorneys-at-law has been working on lots of projects in the field of GDPR and its requirements – a very popular and widely discussed matter for all EU countries especially for the last four or five months. As most of you are already familiar the GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation was proposed by the EU Commission in 2012 and adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union in 2016. The GDPR became enforceable beginning 25 May 2018. The Regulation itself does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and is directly binding and applicable.
Nevertheless, the national governments were expected to assist the smoother appliance of GDPR’s requirements locally by adopting national legislation acts and/ or amending such affected by the Regulation. Before 25 May 2018 only couple of EU countries have finalized these processes locally and currently the progress by the rest EU members is not notable. In Bulgaria for instance the project of the new national act regulating processing and protection of personal data was published on-line for public discussions in the middle of May and up-to-date is still not adopted by the national Parliament.
All the above circumstances shall have been considered during our work under the GDPR projects which were assigned to us by our clients. Nevertheless, these so-called obstacles, we were challenged by the EU requirements to help to our clients to be prepared and complaint with GDPR before the national acts were adopted. Actually, we find that rather challenging than as an actual obstacle as our previous experience on similar projects has enable us to provide full scope of legal services to our clients in compliance with EU regulations and not in contradiction with the applicable national legislation.
The scope of our services under the GDPR projects includes a detailed legal compliance analysis of the client’s personal data processing mechanisms, full review of client’s corporate documentation, labour agreements and job descriptions as well legal compliance evaluation of client’s internal procedures. Our team conducts interviews and GDPR training sessions for the client’s employees in order to ensure the swift and smooth implementation of the data protection rules. Also, we provide full set of internal policies and documents ensuring legal and secure personal data processing by our clients. As we evaluate these services not as one-track projects but as full scope of ongoing engagements, we provide our clients with retainer services ensuring certainty that they can rely on Murgova and Partners Attorneys-at-law expertise for all GDPR current and future issues.