Our DATA PROTECTION team 'is fully conversant with complex technical details and displays outstanding commercial awareness of the issues'

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Data Protection and Cybersecurity

Issues around data protection, information law and cybersecurity are high profile and often come under the spotlight. Cloud technology in particular has increased sensitivity around the handling of personal data.

Key areas of advice include:

  • Advice on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including roadmap
  • E privacy regulations, soft opt-in and electronic marketing
  • Affinity marketing 
  • Advice on Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations
  • Dealing with data breach issues and notifications
  • Appointment of data processors, particularly in outsourced services
  • Transfers of personal data outside of the EEA
  • Preparation of data protection notices on websites and other marketing materials
  • Assisting companies to develop compliance guidelines and carry out data protection audits
  • Dealing with notifications to the Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Dealing with subject access requests
  • Advice on data protection in the employment setting, including issues arising from employee surveillance
  • Advice on rules governing the interception of emails and other communications
  • Preparing confidentiality agreements
  • Our Data and Cyber Risk Assist services assist clients with data breach management 

We are members of the Data Protection Forum and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAAP).

Examples of work undertaken:

  • GDPR policies and documents for various IT companies and major online retailers, the hospitality industry and instore and concession providers
  • Dealing with numerous subject access requests in the context of disputes, potential disputes or regulatory investigations
  • Advising on the use of CCTV for a major cinema chain and a major public house retailing chain
  • Dealing with data incidents for various clients including major worldwide pharmaceutical client
  • Advising on the data protection compliance arrangements for a larger motor manufacturer and retailer
  • Advising various IT companies and sub-processors on data processing agreements and article 28 requirements
  • Bespoke in-house training to numerous clients including to the commercial leadership teams and in-house lawyers of significant IT providers, online retailers and multinationals

 

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