Privacy and Data Protection

Sayenko Kharenko has an exceptional privacy and data protection practice group combining the experts from the firm’s labour/employment, corporate, international trade, banking/finance, and intellectual property practices. This allows us to address the industry specific data protection issues and to cover all legal aspects of the privacy and data protection regulation in Ukraine. 
The firm specializes, in particular, in developing local data processing and protection regulations, template data protection provisions of the employment contracts (agreements) and other relevant data protection documentation in many aspects being the firms’ know-how. We are recognized for drafting sophisticated controller-to-controller agreements, agreements between data controllers and processors, as well as between data processors and the third parties on transferring and processing data, both locally and abroad. 
Our team has an exceptional expertise in advising on all aspects of the Ukrainian law regulation of the cross-border data transfers and, in particular, on proper documenting the data flow in corporate groups. The group’s lawyers conduct the data protection compliance due-diligence reviews of the Ukrainian targets, in particular within the framework of the projects handled by our corporate/M&A practices. We also regularly issue legal opinions on various aspects of the data processing and protection, including with respect to the data protection laws implications on launching and operating whistle-blowers hotlines and conducting FCPA/UKBA/Ukrainian anti-corruption laws compliance investigations. Our team routinely advises on the Ukrainian personal data protection laws implications on implementing global HR policies and procedures in Ukrainian subsidiaries, as well as on website privacy policies and their terms and conditions of use.

Svitlana Kheda, counsel heading our privacy and data protection practice group is an internationally recognized expert in the field. She served as a co-head of the ICC Ukraine’s data protection task force. Svitlana actively participates in the policy shaping and legislative drafting including in the data protection area. She was actively involved in drafting amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Personal Data Protection” and subordinate legislation. Svitlana regularly participates in the leading international privacy/data protection venues in Europe and the U.S. She speaks and publishes on various sophisticated data protection issues. 

For the list of the selected data protection matters and other additional information please consult P. 9 of our Labour & Compliance Brochure