Data protection lawyers

Administrativando Abogados is a firm specialised in complex data protection cases

Operamos en toda España y tenemos oficinas, a través de diversas colaboraciones, en Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla y Córdoba. Si bien no contamos con delegaciones en el resto de territorios, podemos atender su asunto con máxima solvencia.

Our data protection lawyers carry out all types of actions in both administrative and Administrative Litigation (Contencioso-Administrativo) proceedings.

Data protection concept

Data protection consists of the set of measures to guarantee and protect personal data (any information concerning identified or identifiable natural persons) recorded on a physical medium, which makes it susceptible to processing, and any form of subsequent use of such data by the public and private sectors, for the purpose of guaranteeing and protecting the public freedoms and fundamental rights of natural persons, and especially their honour and personal and family privacy.

Regulation

The European Data Protection Regulation and Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December 1999 on the Protection of Personal Data form the framework of obligations that any company or professional who processes personal data in the performance of their professional activity must comply with.

Importance of data protection

Today, virtually all companies process personal data, as failure to do so could result in heavy penalties from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).

Thus, the activity of any company requires the use and processing of personal data (from the information of its employees to that of its own customers).

This makes it necessary to adapt, adapt and review the operation of the company in question to current data protection regulations.

Principles of data protection

For the due and proper protection of data, the AEPD establishes a series of principles, which are detailed below:

  • Information to the interested party.
  • Data quality.
  • Consent of the data subject.
  • Specially protected data.
  • Duty of secrecy.
  • Data security.
  • Health-related data.
  • Data communication.
  • Access to data on behalf of third parties.

Data protection procedures

In accordance with the subject matter that emerges from these, we can highlight the following as the main data protection procedures before the AEPD, and which are widely known by our data protection lawyers:

ARCO Rights
  • Protection of rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition.
Exercise of the power to impose penalties
  • Immobilisation of files.
  • Preliminary actions.
  • Sanctioning procedure.
  • Declaration of infringement of the Organic Law on Data Protection by Public Administrations.
Our firm
Administrativando Abogados is a national boutique of reference dedicated exclusively to Administrative Law and Administrative Litigation (Contencioso-Administrativo). We operate throughout Spain and have offices, through various collaborations, in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Badajoz and Cordoba.
Files
  • Registration of the creation, modification or deletion of files.
  • Ex officio deletion of registered files.
International data transfers
  • Authorisation of international data transfers.
  • Temporary suspension of international data transfers.
Type codes
  • Registration of type codes.
Information to the interested party
  • Exemption from the duty to inform the data subject.
Data retention
  • Authorisation of preservation for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.

What do we do as data protection lawyers?

Our team of data protection lawyers will be able to deal with the following actions – provided that they are focused on administrative and contentious-administrative proceedings:

  • Data protection reports.
  • The timely formalisation, implementation and/or adaptation of data files.
  • Implementation, review and adaptation of data protection protocols.
  • The rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition.
  • Drafting, amending or adapting the appropriate confidentiality agreements.
  • Filing of the appropriate claims for damages that may have been caused to a third party as a result of a breach of data protection regulations.
  • Filing administrative complaints against third parties who have infringed the applicable data protection regulations.
  • Formalisation of the appropriate allegations and lodging of the corresponding appeals (both administrative and judicial) in sanctioning proceedings initiated, instructed and resolved by the AEPD.
  • Intervention in those cases in which an irregular inclusion in debt collection files has been carried out, claiming the damages caused in this respect.

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Adela Merino León

Senior Lawyer

After working for other firms where she acquired a solid legal background, Adela joined Administrativando Abogados, participating in the defence of all types of administrative law proceedings.

Among other matters, she intervenes in procedures related to water law, civil servants, asset liability, administrative sanctions, public procurement, planning law and all kinds of administrative litigation appeals.

In addition to advising national and international companies, she participates in the defence of countless Public Administrations and Public Authorities.

She has also been in charge of the design and preparation of different teaching sessions on Administrative Law at the Administrativando Business School.

Nuria Carrasco Sánchez

Financial Director and Institutional Relations

After studying Business Administration and Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies ETEA (currently Loyola), during more than twenty years of professional practice, she has been in charge of financial and accounting management in national and international companies dedicated to different sectors of activity.

At the same time, in many of these companies, she has been responsible for carrying out institutional representation functions.

María José Amo Gago

Senior Associate

After obtaining an extraordinary prize at the University of Cordoba and preparing for the competitive examinations for the judicial and prosecutorial career, she joined Aguayo Abogados, a firm specialising in Administrative Law (now part of Ejaso ETL Global). Subsequently, she joined Garrigues.

As a result of her extensive professional experience of more than ten years, she participates in the guidance and defence of those administrative and administrative litigation procedures of special technical difficulty, both nationally and internationally. She is also a specialist in dealing with administrative litigation appeals, for protection before the Constitutional Court and before supranational bodies such as the European Court of Human Rights.

She has also intervened in administrative litigation proceedings of major social relevance such as the Alvia Case or the challenge to the tender for the centralised purchase of Personal Protective Equipment by the Community of Madrid, among many others.

She holds the position of institutional relations coordinator at Administrativando Business School.

Natalia Montero Pavón

Asociada

Tras preparar las oposiciones a la carrera judicial y fiscal, se incorporó al Departamento de Derecho Administrativo de la conocida firma Sanguino Abogados.

Defiende procedimientos de suma relevancia en la totalidad de áreas que configuran el Derecho Administrativo. Entre otras materias, es especialista en aguas, minas, medio ambiente, función pública, responsabilidad patrimonial, expropiación forzosa, contratación pública, urbanismo y procedimientos sancionadores.

Igualmente, interviene de forma regular ante la jurisdicción de lo Contencioso – Administrativo en todas sus instancias.

Asimismo, compagina su labor como docente impartiendo puntualmente máster class sobre derecho público en la Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

También ha asumido la dirección y orientación de diferentes cursos de experto en Derecho Administrativo, principalmente en las materias de responsabilidad patrimonial, expropiación forzosa y contencioso – administrativo.

Ostenta el cargo de coordinadora académica en Administrativando Business School.

Antonio Pérez Valderrama

Director

He is a lecturer in Administrative Law and Public Procurement at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía in Madrid.

Previously, he has been a member of international law firms, such as Martínez Echevarría & Rivera Abogados, with management positions in the Administrative Law Department.

He has recently co-authored the “Manual sobre el Contrato Menor”, published by Editorial Aranzadi.

He is also a lecturer in the Administrative Law Section of Economist & Jurist and Administrativando Abogados. Among other events, it is worth highlighting the training on the possible nullity of administrative sanctions imposed during states of alarm as a result of Covid-19.

He has defended all types of Administrative and Administrative Litigation Law proceedings before any court.

He holds the position of executive director at Administrativando Business School.

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