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Susanne Stougaard

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Susanne Stougaard specialises in data protection law compliance

Susanne Stougaard advises Danish and non-Danish businesses, public enterprises as well as public authorities on compliance within all areas of data protection law. 

She is highly experienced in handling international data transfers, data protection law security breaches and control of suppliers. With a unique expertise she assists clients in the preparation of data protection law analyses, mapping of personal data, implementation of the GDPR and data protection law due diligence in connection with business transfers. 

Susanne has a background in employment & labour law and is thoroughly familiar with HR-related personal data.

In addition, Susanne is a regular lecturer at seminars and courses on data protection law, and she is course manager of Bech-Bruun's DPO training programme.

In April 2017, Berlingske Business appointed Susanne one of the 100 greatest talents under the age of 35 in the Danish corporate sector. 



The Team

Data Protection

  • Data Protection
  • Compliance
  • IT & Digitisation
  • New Technology
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Education and language

  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • Education abroad: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • English


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Bech-Bruun's expertise spans data compliance programmes and audits, gap analyses, international data transfers, cybersecurity incidents, outsourcing mandates, Data Protection Agency (DPA) notifications and data litigation. In 2019, the firm launched its DPA Service, a digital solution which facilitates clients’ compliance with GDPR requirements in relation to auditing data processors. Clients praise the department for its 'combination of traditional counsel in conjunction with an actual privacy tech tool, which saves a lot of time on the actual implementation of compliance'. [The team] includes Susanne Stougaard, who handles vendor and buy-side due diligence work.

Susanne Stougaard has been listed as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500.

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Susanne Stougaard is capable of providing me with advice not only on a very high level from a legal perspective but she also provides me with a sparring partner on how to implement in a way that is possible in reality; this makes her advice more valuable.’

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