Defining cyber security solution provider’s role in data processing activities

F-Secure Corporation

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7 May

2018

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We advised a leading cyber security company F-Secure in establishing and reasoning its role as a data controller regarding their new and advanced data security services.

Conventionally, data security companies are regarded as data processors, but the role of the data controller in light of the GDPR was of the essence for the development and provision of such new services. Therefore, our thorough and in-depth legal analysis including lengthy consultations with competent authorities was essential for the launch and sales of the new services and establishing a market practice for similar cyber security solutions.

Founded in 1988 in Finland, F-Secure Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. As the world is becoming digitalized and connected, cyberattacks and cyber-crime continue to be among the most critical challenges the world is facing. While the complexity and magnitude of problems increases, expertise is concentrating into a limited number of specialized security companies. F-Secure is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading developers of security solutions and the possibility to offer these solutions in an efficient and compliant way has been of the essence for F-Secure.

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