We have found the team to be knowledgeable, responsive and understanding of our business needs.
Our specialist data protection and privacy team advises a broad portfolio of global clients. Through our significant knowledge of this evolving field of law and its practical application by regulators, we are able to adopt a pragmatic, solutions-focused and efficient approach in a highly technical area.
Data protection and privacy laws affect almost all businesses. The issues they raise can be both complex and far-reaching and the penalties for non-compliance are becoming increasingly severe. In addition, exploitation of big data and open data provides growing opportunities which need to be handled in accordance with these laws.
Our data protection and privacy team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of UK data protection and privacy laws, including data security, cross border transfers, consent issues, data controller/processor issues, e-mail marketing and social media campaigns and subject access requests. We draft and advise on privacy policies, data collection processes, data management policies, data sharing agreements and international data transfer agreements. Members of our team also offer expertise in the privacy rights of individuals, including applying for and defending privacy injunctions, and freedom of information laws.
Our clients include international listed and private corporations, charities, professional regulatory bodies, professional services firms, educational institutions and individuals. In addition, our lawyers provide technical training and seminars for in-house counsel and marketing/operational teams on practical aspects of the data protection and privacy regime in the UK.
Advising on data anonymisation and handling under the EU data protection regime and on customer contracts and international data transfers.
Assisting a top digital media and publishing business on its privacy policies and related data protection issues.
Acting on the management and mitigation of a data security breach, including drafting a notification to the Information Commissioner and future remedial actions.