Data Protection is relevant to most businesses. Any organisation that stores or uses information from which an individual can be identified is likely to be subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act. Failure to comply with these provisions can lead to a fine or even criminal sanctions.
To ensure that you are not putting yourself at risk, our team can advise you on your obligations under the Act including the following:
conducting reviews of your data processing in order to ensure that you have the correct procedures in place to comply with the Data Protection Act;
advising in relation to data protection notices on marketing material;
advising on investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office for breaches of the Data Protection Act.
We also advise clients on the Freedom of Information Act under which information can be obtained from public authorities by journalists, competitors and others. We can advise you on how to make such requests and how to respond to them.