Directive on security & network information systems

If your business or organisation is involved in the provision of water, energy, digital infrastructure/digital service providers, healthcare and transport then you may already be aware of the Government’s plans to introduce new laws concerning the security of network information systems. 

The UK’s infrastructure for these services is more reliant than ever before on technology. This reliance is likely to increase year on year as technology develops. Accordingly, technological failures and disruption to infrastructure network systems are likely to pose an ever increasing risk. Protecting the technology and systems surrounding our society’s infrastructure will be important in ensuring public safety and a prosperous economy. 


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NIS directive

The NIS directive and the new UK laws that will follow to implement it will aim to make sure that UK operators in energy, water, healthcare, digital infrastructure and transport are adequately prepared to deal with the ever increasing threat of cyber-attacks and other threats with the ability to adversely affect IT and network systems such as power failures, hardware failures and environmental hazards.

With the potential for huge financial penalties – similar to those that will be in place under the GDPR – organisations that operate in these sectors will be keen to prepare for these changes. 

If you are seeking advice on matters relating to the NIS, call us now on 0203 816 9274.

We can assist with a wide range of specific services, including:


Data Protection Officer (DPO) Services

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to complying with data protection law…

We are here to take away the stress – allowing you to concentrate on your business.

Data Protection Officer (DPO) Services by Stephensons. Outsourced DPO services for business

One of our data protection experts can act as your DPO and handle everything from audits to staff training.  As lawyers, we can also handle issues that many DPO’s can’t – such as defending legal claims and representing you at court. 

Services included:

  • Data processing/GDPR compliance audit
  • Addressing compliance issues arising from audit
  • Drafting/updating necessary data protection policies
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Drafting/updating privacy notices
  • Conducting staff training
  • Dealing with subject access requests
  • Dealing with other issues relating to the rights of data subjects e.g. requests relating to the “right to be forgotten”
  • Dealing with complaints relating specifically to data protection matters
  • First point of contact with the ICO
  • Reporting, monitoring and advising on data breaches and providing regular reports relating to data protection matters to the board

What are the advantages to outsourcing your DPO role to us?

  1. Peace of mind.  As a law firm, we are uniquely placed to handle all aspects of your compliance with data protection law – including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  2. Cost effective. Our services are competitively priced and can save you the cost of employing a DPO as well as the other costs involved such as training.
  3. We can handle your legal representation* as well as your compliance meaning that you won’t have to worry about finding specialist lawyers to assist with a data privacy case.
  4. Our regulatory, commercial and employment law teams work closely together to provide you with a comprehensive service.  We can provide you with practical advice and assistance regarding all areas of law that affect the day to day running of your business – working together to provide you with an efficient and highly cost effective service.  We also work closely with Stephensons Risk Management Ltd to assess and provide for all your insurance needs – often an easy win when it comes to ensuring that your insurance cover meets your needs for the best possible price*. 

*Cost of legal representation/litigation, commercial and employment law advice and services and advice and services from Stephensons Risk Management Ltd not included with this service.

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