In the increasingly technological world we live in, businesses are subject to greater regulation than ever in relation to their data collection and handling practices.
The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 contain many obligations on data controllers and processors and non-compliance can lead to substantial fines.
Most businesses process and store personal data about their customers and employees and so data protection is a serious issue for almost every business.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 places obligations on public authorities to make information held by them available through model publication schemes and by responding to requests for information (sometimes referred to as FOIA requests) in order to increase transparency and accountability in public dealings.
We deal with all aspects of data protection and freedom of information. We provide advice, training and assistance and regularly advise on responding to requests for personal data and information under the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act.
We can help you take steps to protect your position and limit the disclosure of sensitive information if you have to respond to a request.
Our specialist Corporate team’s areas of expertise are as follows:
Our specialist Employment team advise on data protection issues in the work place including Data Subject Access Requests and staff data protection policies.
We have specialists practising in a number of different legal disciplines who advise on data protection and freedom of information.
We will draw upon our extensive expertise in these areas to navigate you through the legislation, ensuring your organisation achieves compliance and is able to manage data protection issues effectively when they arise.