Overview

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 Journal. 

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.

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Services

  • Compliance Audits
  • Notification
  • 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

Our team

Get in touch

To discuss our services, please contact us.

Key contact

Tom Morrison
Partner

Direct dial +44 (0)1482 337310

Email tom.morrison@rollits.com

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