Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Privacy and Data Protection

Data protection and privacy laws affect most businesses, and the consequences of non-compliance can be serious. Our specialist privacy and data protection lawyers provide expert guidance on a range of data protection issues to achieve compliance.

Lawyers in our team have the knowledge and experience to advise on a broad range of Data Protection and Privacy issues. The team provide legal training and policy guidance, tailored written advice and compliance documentation.

Audits

Audits help organisations to understand and meet their data protection obligations. The audit will check the effectives controls in place and look at your policies and procedures applicable to the organisation.

Our data protection lawyers can conduct a full compliance privacy health check of your business including a review of any technical and organisational measures employed, providing clear and practical recommendations.

Privacy Documentation

Privacy documentation demonstrates a commitment to information protection, building trust with customers and guides employers on how to handle information. As privacy threats and identity theft increases having privacy documentation in place will protect and distinguish an organisation in the competitive space.

Our team can provide a full suite of data protection documentation including privacy statements, cookie use policies, internal policies and procedures, data sharing and processing agreements.

Data Breaches

The UK GDPR requires all organisations to report certain personal data breaches to the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach. Data breaches includes anything that affects confidentiality, integrity or availability.

The ICO ask organisations to ensure they have robust breach detection, investigation and internal reporting procedures in place to help with decision-making about whether or not you need to notify the relevant supervisory authority or the affected individuals, or both.

Our data protection team can offer a reassuring hand providing advice in the event of a data breach or investigation by the ICO and guide you through the process.

Subject Access Requests

Individuals have a right to ask an organisation whether or not they are using or storing personal information through a subject access request (SAR).

Responding and actioning a request requires following the correct steps to comply. Our lawyers can navigate you through the process.

Transfers of Data

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement will continue to allow personal data to flow freely between the European Economic Area and the UK. This temporary allowance for the free flow of data will only continue for a maximum period of 6 months or until the UK is granted an adequacy decision by the European Union.

Our data protection team keep up-to-date on the changing guidance and advise on the most complex global transfers and data sharing arrangements.

New Tech Data Protection Impact Assessments

We provide clear advice and support for businesses on the use of new technologies and undertaking Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs).

 For immediate advice and assistance from our Data Protection solicitors based in London and Reading, 0118 958 5321 or email our data protection team.