Your experts in international privacy and data protection
FIRST PRIVACY is a is a leading consultancy specialized in supporting multinational companies with a wide range of expertise. As a vital part of the DSN GROUP, FIRST PRIVACY focuses on international and multijurisdictional data protection schemes, data ethics, compliance, information security and privacy risk prevention.
As soon as data crosses borders, the legal situation becomes increasingly complex. There are local, but also international laws that have to be considered when transferring, storing or processing data beyond borders.
This is where we enter the scene.
With our vast know-how and our international team, we know the applicable local law in a variety of countries worldwide as well as the international legal framework. We always keep an eye on the law for our clients and are therefore always aware of the latest legal developments. Our clients are based in all European countries, but also in countries such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and the USA.
Consulting on a global scale
What does International Data Protection mean for us?
FIRST PRIVACY advises companies from all over Europe and beyond on questions of international data protection law. We provide the external data protection officer and the representative pursuant to Art. 27 GDPR for more than 50 internationally operating groups.
How else do we support our clients?
We accompany you in the data protection-compliant implementation of software and hardware, or in the setup of social media campaigns. In addition to that, we prepare contracts and develop data deletion frameworks. With our Health & Medical team we guide companies in the health sector through their clinical research or product development by documenting and evaluating the processing of health data. One focus of our work is also the implementation of data protection requirements in the cross-border exchange of employee data.
As a neutral and independent ombudsperson, we support a variety of clients in regard to whistleblowing and compliance. The Whistleblowing Directive (EU 2019/1937) obliges companies to provide channels for reporting legal violations. We operate appropriate reporting channels for our clients, whether by telephone, email or via our online platform.
Our Services at a glance
- External Data Protection Officer;
- Carrying out Data Mapping and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA);
- Developing Data Deletion Procedures;
- Advising on all questions relating to the GDPR and the data protection law of countries outside the EU when it comes to the compliant handling of personal data (Binding Corporate Rules, EU Standard Contractual Clauses, employee data).
Health & Medical:
- Advice on the protection of personal data in the healthcare sector;
- Creating data protection compliance strategies to support the development of medicinal products and devices;
- Ensuring the correct handling of sensitive health data and patient privacy when conducting clinical trials.
We offer our clients general data protection trainings as well as customized trainings that exactly fit their company’s needs.
Compliance and Whistleblowing:
- Acting as neutral ombudsperson;
- Operating appropriate reporting channels via phone, email, and our whistleblowing platform.
- Carrying out pentests;
- Consulting on the introduction of an ISMS in accordance with ISO 27001;
- Structural and risk analyses to assess IT security;
- Developing information security concepts.
Special Markets, special privacy challenges
Companies operating outside the EU often face a variety of privacy challenges. With the development of the Special Market area on our website, we would like to draw your attention to these challenges and provide you with initial information on the relevant markets. Our country-specific experts will be happy to help you find your way through the data law jungle and successfully pursue your business activities in compliance with data protection regulations.
Just like our clients, the FIRST PRIVACY Team is thoroughly international. Coming from 17 different nations, our lawyers and experts speak multiple languages each. So, it is no surprise that at times you can hear a wild mix of languages like Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish alongside English in our offices.
Where you can find us
FIRST PRIVACY consists of two companies that are based in Germany and the Netherlands: Our German-based entity, FIRST PRIVACY GmbH was founded in 2014 and is located in Bremen and Würzburg. In 2019 our Dutch entity FIRST PRIVACY B.V. came along, which you can find in Amsterdam.
Career at FIRST PRIVACY
You have a legal background and want to join a young and passionate team of professionals working with a wide range of clients and thereby delving into the law of different countries in the world?
Then one of our open positions could be the right fit for you! Go ahead and explore our career site as well as our job portal.
You can find information about career opportunities on our career portal.