We have again, taken home the prestigious Wolters Kluwer legal award!
“Following our win in 2018, in the end of 2019 our privacy team stood again proudly on the podium to receive the award “Data protection team of the year”.
“With the creation of our health industry specific products Multidoki and Doki, our goal was to put a fast, affordable and professional GDPR compliance tool in the hands of physicians,” Andrea Belényi said at the awards ceremony.
Apart from Andrea, Endre Várady and Eszter Kata Tamás participated in the award ceremony. The award has adorned the meeting room of our office ever since, reminding the team at VJT & Partners that hard work always pays off.
The reliability of our privacy team is second to none!
The Legal 500 publication, which introduces and ranks law firms, has now rated firms in the field of Data Protection for the first time in 2020, and we were immediately ranked among the bests. We managed to gain this prestigious position as the only independent Hungarian law firm in the line of international firms.
The publication highlights that VJT & Partners’ expertise is coupled with excellent teamwork. Our colleagues from junior to senior work together extremely effectively. The team is led jointly by Endre Várady, who was called committed, very informed and punctual by our clients, and János Tamás Varga, who is a strategic thinker with a business approach, with extensive experience in the technology industry. Our data protection guru, Endre Várady, was recommended immediately among the ‘Leading Individuals’ by the publication, which is the highest recognition in the category of Data Protection. Our customers have stated that we provide a super-efficient service and the reliability of our privacy team is second to none!
The world has entered a new era of technology, where machines are capable of doing everything. Companies collect data about us on an unprecedented scale: who buys what and where, what food they eat, where they go to have fun? The amount of collected information is practically endless.
The most burning issue today is to rationalize data collection and find an adequate balance between privacy rights and business needs.
On one hand, as individuals, we must be very wary about where and to whom we provide our information and what we allow them to do with it. Often we even do not realize that our data is processed.
On the other hand, as businesses, we face extraordinary challenges. Data protection regulation (GDPR) requires a new way of thinking. Could you imagine the life of companies without accounting? Surely not. Accountants must record each tiny financial detail to demonstrate compliance with accounting/tax rules. Data protection represents a similar administrative burden. It is a form of a new digital accounting.
How to coordinate privacy concerns with business needs? For sure, this presents a challenging task which requires expertise in data protection law.
Data protection is a young and dynamic law, and we have dove into the midst of this challenging area since its infancy. For many years now, we have been building our experience and helping our clients to meet these challenges.
From review of actual processes to GDPR compliance
“During our GDPR audits the most important thing is to create a good working relationship with the client,”
Said by Endre Várady, our lead data protection expert, who has assisted many clients in their GDPR compliance path. He knows the pitfalls. He knows what is needed to put a project on the right track to insure the process is simple and fast with the best results. But according to Endre the bottom line is always to build and maintain a good client relationship.
“GDPR compliance starts with review of actual data processes – this is facilitated most by a good client relationship. The more questions we ask the more complete the audit is – many times issues that seem irrelevant to the client may be significant to an expert, so the more natural the communication is, the better the results are.”