Our dedicated data protection and FOI lawyers have significant
experience in advising clients on all their obligations under data
protection and freedom of information legislation.
From simple compliance advice, to detailed audits and creating
robust data handling policies, we can steer you through the
minefield of data protection law, allowing you to get on with what
you do best - running your business.
Data protection legislation impacts on organisations across all
sectors. Those that ignore their compliance obligations risk
investigation by the Information Commissioner and, in serious
cases, fines and criminal sanctions.
In a world where information is more available and accessible
than ever, we advise on all aspects of the Data Protection Act and
can provide clear guidance on the legal obligations organisations
face in managing and protecting personal data.
Experience and expertise
We have extensive experience acting for schools and colleges,
housing associations and charities - any type of organisation that
deals with personal data. We advise in respect of ICO complaints,
which are becoming increasingly common and work closely with the
employment team to provide a comprehensive service where there are
data protection issues in employment matters.
We can explain to you what counts as personal data, how you
should manage, process and store it and what you need to do when
you receive a subject access request.
Our knowledge in this area of law is widely recognised and, as a
result, we frequently deliver practical training courses on data
protection obligations and the impact on a business if those
requirements are not met. We are regularly asked by the legal press
to comment on current data protection issues and we author a
quarterly column for leading legal publication, New Law
We are fully conversant with the Freedom of Information Act and
regularly advise on freedom of information requests for both public
and private sector clients.
- Compliance Audits
- Collection and use of Customer Data
- Obtaining Consents
- Direct Marketing
- Data Processing Arrangements
- Subject Access Requests
- Data Handling and Security Policies
- Guidance on the use of CCTV Systems
- Industry-specific Codes and Legislation
- Freedom of Information Compliance
Get in touch
To discuss our services, please contact us.