Our IT team has a great deal of experience in advising clients in relation to various data protection issues.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. It represents the biggest change in data protection law and practice for 20 years and every business or organisation needs to know about it and plan for it.
We are regularly asked to advise clients and/or to draft documents and policies relating to data protection matters. These can relate to the ongoing needs of the business to develop and keep under review policies which comply with legislation in this area, the purchase or supply of services which require data protection issues to be taken into account or on the acquisition or sale of the whole or part of a business.
The areas on which we advise include data collection, use/processing of data, data subject access requests, cross-border transfers of data, ICO registration requirements and enforcement and sanctions. Our client’s frequently find it useful for us to carry out an audit or review of their policies, practices and agreement from a data protection point of view to ensure compliance with both law and best practice.
- Advising a leading social care provider on data protection issues generally, particularly concerning the practices proposed by its IT supplier relating to sensitive personal data
- Advising a leading online provider of dating services on a range of data protection and privacy issues including in relation to the transfer of databases
- Acting on the sale of a number of customer databases in a number of countries worldwide and ensuring that national data protection laws were complied with in each case
- Advising a multi national business on the transfer of personal data between Europe and the US and working with US lawyers on the setting up of a safe harbour arrangement in the US
- Acting for the supplier of medical devices in a dispute concerning the use of personal data in sales databases across Europe
- General day-to-day advice to a number of clients on data protection issues including in relation to the transfer of personal data between group companies and the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes
We went there because we weren't treated as just a number on a list.
Chambers UK 2014
They have a good understanding of our needs and service them with knowledge and understanding of the issues.
Chambers UK 2014