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IT and Data Protection

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Advice for all your digital ventures

Our tech lawyers specialize in safeguarding a company's intellectual property amidst the constantly evolving digital landscape. With expertise in contract and intellectual property law, dispute resolution, and cybersecurity, we help clients navigate digital transformation and seize new business opportunities. Our practical, cross-functional approach ensures the successful domestic and international deployment of digital projects. 

Interventions

Deploying digital transformation strategies

We support every step of the development and implementation of your digital projects - including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain - across business sectors such as gaming, fintech, e-health, retail, and smart cities. 

Designing contracts for IT projects

We specialize in protecting your IT projects with comprehensive secure contracts. Our expertise covers a broad range of areas, such as software development, Cloud hosting (SaaS, IAAS), maintenance, subcontracting, and offshoring. We provide guidance on the contractual architecture and negotiate critical clauses related to service provider obligations, personal data protection, copyright transfer, editorial responsibility, and termination procedures. 

Data Protection and GDPR

We have assembled a team of experts dedicated to ensuring our clients' compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), including: 

  • Internal/subcontractor compliance audits 
  • Impact studies using the PIA tool 
  • Compliance programs design 
  • Advice on protective measures 
  • Draft internal policies and charters 
  • Draft data protection and cookie policies 
  • Implementation of a Privacy by Design policy 
  • Management of data transfers to countries outside GDPR coverage 
  • Consultations with IRPs for data processing tool implementation 
  • Relationship management with the CNIL and assist during audits 
  • Appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and DPO training 
  • Managing the DPO and their hta protection activities 
  • Training sessions 

Databases

Our experts can assist you with the following: 

  • Audit of legal risks and IP issues 
  • Project management support 
  • Advice on database security 
  • Advice on data valuation 
  • Patent filing (applications) 
  • Definition of responsible officers 
  • Drafting of contracts (assignment, user licenses, data exchanges…) 
  • Open Data issues 
  • Release of public data 

Big Data

Our experts can assist you with the following:

  • Project feasibility studies 
  • Identification of data owners 
  • Development of project contracts 
  • Project management support 
  • Ethics charters 
  • Compliance audit and programs 
  • Relations with Data Protection regulators 
  • Advice on international data flows 

IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being used in diverse applications for managing deliveries, collecting data, and maintenance. However, these new applications raise legal considerations requiring careful attention. We offer a range of IoT security services, including: 

  • Project feasibility assessments 
  • Impact audits 
  • Compliance programs 
  • Project contracts 
  • Ethical charters 
  • Assessment of existing cybersecurity measures 
  • Supervision of data collection 
  • Patent filing 

Websites, mobile applications, software, algorithms, and AI

We advise clients on all aspects of website development and management, mobile applications, software, algorithms, and artificial intelligence tools, such as: 

    • Auditing websites/applications/software and related copyright contracts 
    • Domain name/brand name (availability, negotiation of sale or license, registration) 
    • Drafting development contracts 
    • Drafting copyright assignment contracts 
    • Drafting licensing contracts 
    • Securing creations made by employees/interns/freelancers 
    • Drafting legal notices, privacy policy, and cookie policy 
    • Advertising spaces and tax aspects

E-Commerce, Banking and Online Payments

We assist our clients in the digitalization of their activities in e-commerce, banking, and online payments through a range of services: 

    • Website audit 
    • Development of legal models (in the case of intermediary platforms) 
    • Drafting of tool development contracts 
    • Drafting of partnership contracts 
    • User journey development 
    • Integration of artificial intelligence systems 
    • Validity of electronic signatures and dematerialized contracts 
    • Issues related to mobile payments and contactless cards 
    • Terms and conditions, user agreements, general sales conditions, and legal notices (customized according to the country and activity) 
    • Compliance of payment methods with banking regulations 
    • Payment means security 
    • Mediation 

Digitization

Digital tools are integral to business, with dematerialization affecting multiple areas such as invoicing, archiving, contracts signatures, registered letters, pay slips, identification, etc. Ensuring these legally binding documents are proper is crucial. We can assist with: 

  • Auditing your processes 
  • Developing your archiving, signature, contract, and timestamp policy 
  • Implementing Blockchain tools for securing evidence 
  • Collecting evidence 

Cybersecurity

The number of cyber-attacks, intrusions, computer frauds, and other cybercrimes is constantly increasing. These attacks pose major risks to business as they target companies’ reputations and finances. We have set up a team of high-level experts to ensure that our clients are protected through: 

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  • Audit of internal risks 
  • Audit of risks related to service providers
  • Obtaining labels 
  • Prioritization of the protection of strategic information 
  • Assistance in setting up a security program 
  • Service contracts with providers of alert tools, instant protection, cryptography, and intrusion simulations 
  • Advice on setting up a cyber incident register 
  • Development of the incident notification process to authorities 
  • Employee awareness program (particularly on economic intelligence) 
  • Making home working secure 

Litigation

Our team covers all types of litigation related to IT and personal data before national and European courts. We help at all stages of disputes, from auditing legal risks to mediation, pre-litigation management, through assistance during expert assessments, bailiff reports, and representation before courts. 

Rewards

Strong practice offering high-standard services in IT. Represents clients in domestic and international matters, including IT agreements, transactions and disputes. Advises leading IT providers and communications companies, as well as clients from the retail, energy and financial services industries. Also handles GDPR compliance programmes and data protection matters. Increasingly assists clients with digital transformation mandates.

Chambers & Partners Europe 2020

"Sources praise the team for its "high-level legal expertise," and add that the lawyers are "pragmatic and business-oriented."

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Mahasti Razavi

Band 1

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Information Technology

Band 1

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Florence Chafiol

BAND 1 : Data Protection

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Information Technology, computing, internet and telecoms

Tier 1/4

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Personal data and data protection

Tier 1/3

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Nicolas Quoy

Rising star

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Anne-Sophie Lampe

Rising star

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Florence Chafiol

Leading Individual

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Nicolas Quoy

Rising star

Décideurs stratégie finance droit

IT and internet law

Leading

Décideurs stratégie finance droit

Personal data law

Leading

Décideurs stratégie finance droit

Telecommunications law

Highly recommended

Décideurs stratégie finance droit

Africa Desk TMT

Recommended

Décideurs stratégie finance droit

IT & software

Leading

• Mahasti Razavi
• Florence Chafiol
• Alexandra Berg Moussa
• Anne-Sophie Lampe 
• Nicolas Quoy

 

Who's Who Legal 2023

Mahasti Razavi

Mahasti Razavi: Data - Information Technology (global); Data (France)

Who's Who Legal 2023

Florence Chafiol

Data - Information Technology; Data privacy & protection; Data security (global); Data (France)