Voicu & Filipescu announces the promotion to Senior Associate of Andreea Botez, a lawyer with over 8 years of experience, member of the Bucharest Bar Association, with extensive expertise in personal data protection, IT&C and industrial property.
Andreea Botez has been involved in complex projects of compliance and implementation of data protection & privacy requirements both before and after GDPR's entry into force, working for national and multinational companies active in various industries such as healthcare, retail, insurance, media, tourism, outsourcing.
At the same time, Andreea Botez has accumulated extensive experience assisting Romanian and international clients in matters of intellectual property, IT&C, as well as in the development of new businesses in Romania. She is a member of the Romanian National Chamber of Industrial Property Attorneys.
In the context of the new legislative framework created by the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation, the specialized lawyer team of Voicu & Filipescu has been involved in complex projects of continuous implementation and compliance with GDPR requirements.
The services provided have been addressed on a multidisciplinary basis by experienced lawyers and experts, while the firm has developed partnerships with the IT experts from Unity Solutions, thus offering "360 degree" solutions covering the full range of GDPR matters for organizations. Furthermore, for the continued compliance, following the strict implementation of the GDPR requirements, the team assists clients in implementing dedicated applications of data processing, data auditing, user activity, reporting and integrated analysis.
“We see a growing concern of our clients for complying with the GDPR. Even more than 6 months after its entry into force, there are clients who, after making internal efforts to comply, eventually appeal to us either because they found that the compliance effort is significantly more complex than expected or to ask us for an audit of the internal efforts they have made. Our advantage is collaborative work with the cyber security team and management processes for delivering to our customers end-to-end compliance. Andreea has been with us throughout all this, and her efforts have been appreciated by both our clients and us. Therefore the promotion to senior associate came naturally at the end of a year when GDPR projects outlined a solid data protection practice. The team also includes a senior lawyer with experience in data protection as well as junior lawyers with experience in community law and relevant jurisprudence of the EUCJ)," said Marta Popa, senior partner in the firm and head of the Data Protection practice.