Data Protection for the
Gaming and enterntainment industry

15+ years

of legal practice


in data protection

Award winning

legal practice in Germany


clients in over 35 countries

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of regulations that aim to standardize the processing of personal data for EU citizens, in order to protect their privacy. This poses new challenges for game developers, production companies and studios making films, TV shows, music, books or video games – they must now consider a variety of points when implementing the GDPR changes. Especially with regards to how communication and exchange takes place today within these forms of entertainment – which has increasingly moved online, into virtual worlds.

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Data Protection for the Gaming and Entertainment Industry

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Production companies and developer studios must also take into account the fact that they will have to comply with European data protection law, if they are distributing their games or products in Europe. This applies even for non-European publishers – who now need to ensure compliance with GDPR regulations. The measures taken by production companies and developers should ultimately benefit users or consumers, by providing them with increased protection of their personal data.

Data protection measures

Organizations must take a number of steps to ensure that they comply with applicable GDPR regulations when processing the personal data of EU citizens. These include conducting comprehensive data mapping assessments, creating and managing internal policies for handling customer/user data, updating binding contractual agreements, incorporating appropriate consent forms and implementing data protection by design (DPbD). Additionally, organizations should also monitor the way they collect, store, process and transfer personal data to ensure compliance with GDPR regulations.

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Five steps to full service compliance:

Introduction of your company and KINAST as well as the relevant contact persons. Discussion of the current data protection setup and most important data protection topics.

We conduct data protection audit on-site or based on questionnaires to evaluate the current data protection status of your company.

Document the current data protection status and define further required actions if necessary.

We carry out all necessary measures identified during the data protection audit.

Designation as External data protection officer and on-going consultation starting from day 1.

We have developed numerous mechanisms to safeguard Data Security and Data Protection. We offer pragmatic, risk based solutions taking the strict principles of the GDPR into account. And often, more is possible than you might have thought. This leaves you free to put your games and productions in the spotlight, secure in the knowledge that data protection issues won’t spoil the show.

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We can help you implement an effective and professional data protection management system. We document exactly which data is collected and then processed, for what purpose, and with what timeframe. Additionally, IT security measures must be defined along with information on data safety. We are happy to show you how data protection and entertainment/gaming can work together without sacrificing your gamer’s enjoyment or your own business success.

We help you ensure that all regulations and processes are compliant with local and international laws, as well as any other data protection requirements, as required by GDPR law.

Your data protection experts for the Gaming and enterntainment branch

Pragmatic, risk based data protection solutions for the gaming and entertainment industry.

Whatever your data protection questions, worries or concerns, if you’re in the gaming or enterntainment industry, we’ll have all the answers you’re looking for… and possibly more. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experienced lawyers and data protection experts for a personalised, future proof solution to your companies data protection needs.

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Data Protection

Our Lawyers act as External Data Protection Officers (DPO) for small and medium-sized companies, associations, institutions and international corporations.

Data Protection

Working alonside a DPO, our Data Protection Managers help to implement data protection guidelines and ensures orderly and up to date documentation of your GDPR compliance.

Data Protection

Regular data protection audits ensure that your business continues to process and store personal data in a manner that’s compliant with ever changing data protection laws.

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