In order to avoid fines, responsible companies should put their partnerships to the test in terms of data protection law. Especially if they have been in place for a long time, they may not have been subject to a data protection review even in the wake of the introduction of the GDPR 2018. If data flows have not been analysed comprehensively and cooperation has been taken for granted, it may be that they have not been sufficiently regulated under data protection law. In the worst case, data is systematically transferred without a legal basis and heavy fines may be imposed. Customers increasingly see data protection as a quality feature. Therefore, all partners of a cooperation have a high interest in a clean regulation of the data transfer according to data protection law. Those responsible should therefore not shy away from negotiations with their cooperation partners.
You are unsure about what you would need to arrange with your partner companies in terms of data protection? Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.