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Data Protection & Privacy

Data Protection & Privacy

About

Over recent years the proliferation of personal data, and data storage devices and locations, as well as an increased focus on regulating how and for what purpose personal data is used, has translated into extra business costs, time and risk for almost all businesses operating in the UK.


This is an ever-changing area of the law. For businesses involved in transfers of personal data to the United States, the demise of the ‘safe harbor’ scheme, and the recent introduction of the ‘Privacy Shield’, has led to increased scrutiny. We now also have the EU General Data Protection Regulation.


Our expertise includes advising on:


  • GDPR
  • privacy policies
  • data subject access requests
  • compliance with the data protection legislation
  • data sharing and data security
  • the overseas transfer of personal data
  • enforcement sanctions and remedies

Data Protection is an area where focused and pragmatic advice will help to avoid costly problems. Get your data protection and implementation policy right and it is reasonably straightforward. Get it wrong and fines, as well as legal costs, can follow.


Our lawyers know the rules and how to use them and, when problems do arise, how to deal with them.

Key Contacts

Valerie Lambert - Partner

Valerie Lambert

Partner

+44 (0)1223 447427

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Bill Thatcher - Partner

Bill Thatcher

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532709

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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
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