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Telecommunications, IT and data Protection
ECOVIS ProventusLaw advises on issues of telecommunications, IT and data protection. It has been one of the key practice areas of our law firm for 15 years already and our expertise in this sector is exceptional in the context of the Lithuanian legal services market.
Our lawyers have gained extensive experience in the regulatory affairs of telecommunications and data protection. They have deep knowledge of the European and Lithuanian legal framework as well as of the case law and practice of supervisory authorities in this field. And if certain issues involve multiple jurisdictions we can also offer the assistance of our partners from the ECOVIS network operating in over 60 countries worldwide. Our lawyers also have considerable experience in resolving intellectual property and data protection disputes in courts, as well as in investigating and examining data protection infringement incidents.
The clients of ECOVIS ProventusLaw appreciate the benefits of our expertise coupled with deep knowledge of respective sectors. Our lawyers are often contacted by companies operating in the IT, telecommunications and financial services sectors with issues of development of services and products, acquisition of software, licensing, protection of intellectual property, data processing and protection.
We work both with recognised market leaders and with medium and small businesses operating in this sector. Our lawyers have provided advice in processes of strategic importance to the telecommunications market, such as number portability procedures or radio frequency tenders or auctions, as well as represented an IT company in defending its interests after its code had been copied and in defending the interests of a client in a hacking criminal case.
The experience by ECOVIS ProventusLaw include:
Telecommunications ECOVIS ProventusLaw advises telecommunications companies on EU and Lithuanian regulatory issues as well as on introduction of new services, use of telecommunications infrastructure, disputes between operators and on customer relations. Our lawyers also represent clients in relations with public authorities regulating and supervising telecommunications sector such as the Communications Regulatory Authority etc.
IT law The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw advise clients on issues of introduction of new products, application of new technologies, e-commerce or distance marketing. They also advise on protection of software developed and on intellectual property rights in it.
Data protection and personal data protection ECOVIS ProventusLaw advises on all regulatory issues of data protection. We represent clients in their registration as data controllers, develop privacy policies and advise on issues related to them. Our lawyers also advise on issues of processing of personal data, personal data of employees and data transfer to third parties, represent clients in the State Data Protection Inspectorate, in courts and in the investigation of data protection infringements.
Intellectual Property. Software Licensing The lawyers of ECOVIS ProventusLaw advise clients on issues of intellectual property and software licensing. They assist in negotiations and in drawing up contracts and other documents regarding the acquisition, licensing, development, integration and upgrade of software. Our lawyers represent clients in disputes and court proceedings regarding infringements of intellectual property rights as well as obtain registrations for trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property in the State Patent Bureau, foreign patent institutions and obtain Community trademark registrations at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).
GDPR Audit GDPR audit is an on ongoing process of evaluation of controls in place, risk management effectiveness and compliance with regulatory requirements. Such audit also reveals gaps in your processes and suggest remediation plan.
The benefits of GDPR audit include:
Identifying high risk areas and opportunities for operational efficiency.
Ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current practices.
Mitigating risk by highlighting areas of
Demonstrating and documenting alignment for compliance purposes.
Increased level of privacy awareness among employees.
Areas covered by GDPR audit
GDPR audit scope might cover following topics not limited to:
data protection governance, policies and procedures;
management of records containing personal data;
Vendors on-boarding process;
personal data request, including requests by individuals for copies of their data as well as those made by third parties, and data sharing agreements processes;
technical and organizational security measures of personal data;
breach management and notification policy and processes;
staff privacy awareness level and training.
GDPR audit is carried out using structured questionnaires, conducting on-site visits and interviews, etc.
Strong & Experienced Team ECOVIS ProventusLaw team consist of subject matter experts – certified data protection officers and information security expert who offer deep knowledge of GDPR compliance matters as well as assess IT infrastructure and cyber security arrangements’ compliance with regulatory requirements.
Objectivity Without any prior knowledge of your company’s systems, our experts provide a neutral assessment and a fresh approach. This objective review of your processes can give you competitive advantage when it comes to gaining customer trust and winning new contracts due to high quality services.
Efficiency ECOVIS ProventusLaw experts conduct audits efficiently and with minimal disruption while offering you cost-effective solutions.
Loreta Andziulytė Partner, Attorney at Law Phone: +370 5 212 40 84