Data Protection

Increasingly, businesses and organisations rely on information. Personal data processing takes place whenever data about customers, employees or contractual partners are handled. New technologies and services are data-centred. In-depth knowledge about data processing regulations is essential to ensure compliance with rules, protect user privacy and achieve business goals. Cloud computing, social networking and cross-border sales trigger new data processing concerns. Our experienced team is prepared to guide you through this complex area of the law.

We advise local and international companies on all aspects of data protection and privacy matters. We have experience in data protection issues in all sectors, including in the financial, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecoms, online and retail industries. We are also experts in protecting employee data (video and internet surveillance, e-mail and phone usage).

We offer advice about:

  • GDPR application
  • The general right to privacy and relevant data protection laws
  • Data processing agreements, privacy policies and consent forms
  • Internal procedures and policies relating to data processing
  • Sensitive data processing rules
  • Implementation of whistleblowing schemes
  • Implementation of complex cross-border data transfers
  • Registration of data processing with the national authorities
  • Safe data transfers outside of the EU/EEA
  • E-privacy and e-marketing (email, SMS, call campaigns; cookies, public directories)
  • Document and information retention rules
  • Resolution of disputes with data subjects and authorities
  • Data protection compliance audits
  • Personal data in the context of M&A transactions, including secure transfers
  • Drafting and implementing online privacy policies, terms and conditions
  • Specific advice for industries such as the life sciences
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Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
“The team at COBALT are extremely reliable, fast in their replies and are able to explain complex matters in an understandable way to the client.”
The Legal 500 2022, IP, IT and Telecoms, Latvia office
"They are equally taking care of all requests in an uncomplicated way and are able of talking in the “client’s language”. There’s no need to run after deadlines or worry about anything as a client, which is extremely valuable."
The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual property, Lithuania office
"The collaboration with COBALT was genuine pleasure. COBALT has appropriate teams working in specific areas, thus you know that your question/issue will be dealt by lawyer, who specializes in that area."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Intellectual Property, Estonia
"The service was just ideal; we could not identify any points which would need to be improved," enthuses a client, who goes on to praise the team for being "very competent with regard to cross-border issues and able to advise promptly at any time."
The Legal 500 2020, IP, IT and telecoms, Latvia office
“COBALT is extremely reliable. All requests are fulfilled and everything is understood right away.”
The Legal 500 2020, TMT, Lithuania office
COBALT advises clients on the licensing of software and hardware, outsourcing arrangements, data protection and e-commerce issues.
Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
Sources highlight the team's approach, noting that the lawyers "think out of the box and come up with creative ways of doing things." "They listen to what we say."
World Trademark Review 1000 2017, Latvia office
“The firepower to cater to the needs of the most discerning enterprises.”
Chambers Europe 2017, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
Clients praise the practice for its impressive depth of expertise: "Their knowledge of dealing with internet privacy and data protection is second to none, the best in Estonia."
The Legal 500 2016
"The team at COBALT always looks for all possible ways to solve problems."
WTR 1000 2016, Latvia office
"Ideally placed to serve clients with multi-jurisdictional needs."
Chambers Europe 2015, Lithuania office
"Accomplished team experienced in trade secret protection, as well as registration and protection of copyrights, patents and trademarks."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Prominent practice advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries.”
The Legal 500 2015, Latvia office
“As well as experiencing recent growth in IP registrations and in transactional and disputes related IP work, the team has also been active on the telecoms side […].”