Sayenko Kharenko has helped the Ukrainian Parliament form a strategy to obtain EU Commission recognition that Ukraine provides adequate protection of personal data.
According to a summary provided by Sayenko Kharenko, the firm "analyzed and summarized all relevant criteria, which should be met by Ukraine in order to apply to the EU Commission and obtain a decision on the adequate protection of personal data by Ukraine (the 'Adequacy Decision'). Following that, the firm prepared a report which contains conclusions on the existing gaps and recommendations as to the necessary amendments to the relevant Ukrainian laws (the 'Report'). The Report was accomplished within the framework of the technical assistance project supported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine. The project is aimed at assisting the Parliament of Ukraine with [its plan to] initiate a strategic approach to obtain an Adequacy Decision within the next few years."
According to Sayenko Kharenko, the firm "carried out the full-scope assessment of the necessary requirements and guidelines of the European Data Protection Board and its predecessor that must be fulfilled and that were considered by the EU Commission when granting previous Adequacy Decisions."
“We are again proud to support the Parliament by setting up the course for easier data flow between the EU and Ukraine in the near future," commented Sayenko Kharenko Counsel Ario Dehghani, "The aimed Adequacy Decision will provide Ukrainian’s businesses a huge competitive advantage compared to other countries outside of the EU not having this opportunity of such a free data flow with the EU."
Sayenko Kharenko’s team was led by Partner Nazar Chernyavsky and Counsel Ario Dehghani, with the support of Associates Volodymyr Stetsenko and Yuliia Brusko.