Web Conference: The Elephant in the Data Room — Privacy Challenges in M&A Transactions

This web conference was a part of the IAPP European Data Protection Intensive Online 2021.  

Original broadcast date: 24 June 2021

Are most organizations thinking about data protection during mergers and acquisitions (M&A)? Have the customers’ data been lawfully collected? Has privacy by design been utilized when developing the product? This session gives a holistic view of data protection aspects needed for successful M&A transactions. Hear our panelists discuss the different stages of a typical transaction, how data or databases serve as a major asset of a transaction and challenges related to the need for data separation or data transfers. Stop ignoring the elephant in the data room and get these questions answered and more before your next major transaction.

Host:
Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Senior Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Panelists:
Vera Jungkind, Partner, Public Law and Data Protection, Hengeler Mueller
Axel Kessler, DPO, Siemens AG
Michael Will, President, Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision