Published: December 2021
Why an M&A playbook for ‘privacy’?
Mergers and acquisitions has been central to us for a long time. Given our group emphasis on the importance of privacy in data-centric transactions, consideration of data protection and other associated issues in an M&A context is essential. However, unlike employment or IP matters, teams across the group may lack well-established precedents for how to approach privacy risks that arise in M&A. This playbook aims to address this need by consolidating our group’s experiences and learnings to date in this domain.
Who is this playbook for?
The playbook is directed to M&A teams and privacy teams alike. For M&A team members, it is a chance to broaden their knowledge to help identify potential privacy-related issues themselves (especially if a privacy specialist is not brought over the wall). Privacy team members will learn how to navigate the M&A process and add value as an essential stakeholder.
How to use this playbook?
The playbook is not intended to be a legal document that sets mandatory policy. It contains some suggestions and examples based on past experiences; therefore, it is designed as an information and training tool.