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Our data privacy lawyers provide compliance advice and support for businesses, charities, public authorities and other organisations. We help to ensure that your organisation is compliant with data privacy laws and provide quick, effective and valuable advice and assistance should things go wrong. For more information call us on 01616 966 229.

We can advise on numerous areas of data privacy law, including:

 

 

 

Importance of data protection

We are living in a digital age. Virtually all organisations now rely on digital databases, social media and IT to operate day-to-day. As a result, the amount of personal data being processed is increasing exponentially. At the same time, many organisations still rely on paper and file-based documentation alongside their digital systems. 

A data breach has the potential to seriously damage your organisation through financial penalties, pay-outs awarded by the courts and adverse publicity. Data breaches can be caused by simple error, technical failure, deliberate action or, as is becoming more and more common, by cyber-attack. No one is immune from the potential repercussions of a data breach. With the potential financial consequences to your organisation set to increase massively with the GDPR and the Directive of Security of Network Information Systems, no organisation can afford to ignore the risks. 

Data protection laws are set to change very soon. New legislation is on the horizon which will impose more obligations and increase the burden on businesses to comply. The changes also present an incredible opportunity for businesses to gain a competitive advantage – as public awareness of the law increases – by placing data security at the forefront of customer service. Over the coming weeks, most organisations will face the daunting task of preparing for and implementing the new regulations – including GDPR and NIS. 

We are here to help you

If you are preparing your organisation for the GDPR or find yourself facing a complaint, court proceedings or an ICO investigation for breach of data protection or if you are simply keen to ensure that your organisation has adequate procedures in place to minimise the risk of a breach occurring, then we can help. Call us now on 01616 966 229 to discuss your situation or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

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