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Areas of Practice | Privacy & Data Protection

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    General:

    The General Data Protection Regulation, the latest proposal by the European Commission, represents the most significant global development in data protection law since the EU Data Protection Directive. In this context, it is imperative that businesses are best-positioned to overcome the challenges of data privacy and protection.

    Avramopoulos & Partners’ team of data protection and privacy specialists provide best-in-class expertise. Having gained extensive experience working with the local Data Protection Authority, we offer clients practical solutions that meet their business needs. At the same time, we provide around-the-clock updates on the implementation of EU Data Protection legislation in various jurisdictions and collaborate with law firms in Europe and the USA to offer international coverage in dealing with data privacy issues regardless of where they begin or end.

    Our wealth of experience flows from our Hospitality, Telecoms, Real Estate and Construction, Health, Information Technology sector focus groups allowing us to advise different kinds of businesses across the world on the full range of data issues.

    The privacy and data protection services we provide for our clients include:

    • Filings and Authorizations
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Drafting and Review of Privacy Policies and Notices
    • Cross-Border Data Transfer
    • Data and Information Management (including compliance, auditing and risk management)
    • Data Processing Agreements
    • Employee Monitoring
    • Employee Privacy (including advice on the implementation of whistle-blowing systems)
    • HR Data Issues

  • If you need help with a legal or business issue, please contact our team:

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    Team:

    Athanassios C. Safaris
    Athanassios C. Safaris Senior Partner
    a.safaris@avralaw.gr
    Maria K. Athanassiou
    Maria K. Athanassiou Junior Partner
    athanasiou@avralaw.gr
    Barbara Angelopoulou
    Barbara Angelopoulou Junior Partner
    b.angelopoulou@avralaw.gr
    Niki Economou
    Niki Economou Associate
    Alkis Economou and Associates
    a.economou@avralaw.gr
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    Recommendations by Law Directories:

    Avramopoulos & Partners advises on IT and telecom matters, and is instructed by clients such as AT&T GNS Hellas, and Sabre Hellas. Senior associate Barbara Angelopoulou heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2016 ed.).
     
    Barbara Angelopoulou heads the team at Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm, which is highly recommended for data protection issues. Major clients include AT&T GNS Hellas, Sabre Hellas and New Spring Telecoms. (European Legal 500, 2015 ed.).

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s Athanassios Safaris and Mina Manakidou have very active practices. Recently the firm advised Motorola Mobility, ACNielsen and General Electric on data protection issues. (European Legal 500, 2014 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s quality, versatile practice represents numerous TMT clients including Motorola Mobility, GE and Olympus. Athanassios Safaris heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2013 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm is experienced in IP and data protection issues. Clients include Greek music house Nakas, Zebra and Aegean Blue Vacations. Athanassios Safaris heads the team. (European Legal 500, 2012 ed.)

    Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s IP practice has been acting for UK clothing company All Saints Retail Limited on copyright and design infringement cases in Greece. (European Legal 500, 2011 ed.)

    Eleni Bertes heads Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm’s IP practice, which has been providing data protection and regulatory advice to clients including Pearson and PPD, as well as advice to Harlenic Hellas Publishing on copyright issues. (European Legal 500, 2010 ed.)

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    Examples of work

    • Provision of legal advice and services to the Greek subsidiary of a major telecommunications equipment company in relation to various data protection regulatory filings, notifications and approvals.
       
    • Provision of data protection advice and regulatory compliance services to a multinational company, including reviewing data processing procedures, policy documents, forms and relevant agreements and consulting on proper regulatory compliance.
       
    • Provision of legal advice and services to the local establishment of a US multinational company in relation to various data protection regulatory filings, notifications and approvals.
       
    • Provision of legal advice and services to the local establishment of a leading global information and measurement company in relation to various data protection regulatory filings, notifications and approvals.
       
    • Provision of legal advice and services to the UK subsidiary of a leading EU healthcare and consumer electronics company on the drafting of the terms and conditions for their online shop and on reviewing their privacy policy.
       
    • Provision of data protection advice and regulatory compliance services to an international media company, including reviewing data processing procedures, policy documents, forms and relevant agreements and consulting on proper regulatory compliance.
       
    • Provision of legal advice and services to the Greek and Cypriot subsidiaries of a leading international company in hospitality and vacation ownership, in relation to obtaining the required license for the establishment and operation of a file which contains clients’ personal data in Greece and Cyprus.
       
    • Provision of data protection advice and regulatory compliance services to a UK listed multinational consumer goods company, including reviewing data processing procedures, policy documents, forms and relevant agreements and consulting on proper regulatory compliance.