How we can help you comply with data protection laws
Parkinson Wright data protection lawyers can help in the following ways:
- Advising you on how to comply with data protection laws, including the Data Protection Act 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
- Advising you about data sharing and the lawful bases for processing personal data under the GDPR, including the reliance on an individual’s consent.
- Advising you on what to do if data breaches occur. This includes supporting you to comply with breach notification obligations under the GDPR and managing investigations by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
- Drafting privacy notices and policies relating to data protection and data security. Our data protection lawyers have extensive experience in drafting and reviewing documents for clients.
- Creating website policies relating to data protection and privacy. This includes making sure cookie notices and terms and conditions comply with GDPR law.
- Drafting and reviewing contracts between data controllers and data processors to comply with the GDPR. A data controller is an organisation that collects data, and a data processor is an organisation that receives data from the data controller.
- Advising you on data protection in corporate transactions. Data protection and cybersecurity are huge concerns during mergers and acquisitions when businesses transfer personal data. Those who buy businesses are increasingly aware of inheriting data security liabilities.
- Advising you on how to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) and what their role and responsibilities are under the GDPR.
- Explaining what records you need to maintain to prove data protection compliance. If detailed records are not kept, the ICO could carry out a compulsory audit if there is a data breach complaint against your organisation.
- Advising you about subject access requests. We will clarify your obligations under GDPR if somebody makes a request to see the personal information your organisation holds on them.
Our business litigation lawyers can support you if legal action is about to be brought against your organisation for a data breach. We will assess the risk to your business, help you mitigate damage, and defend you in court if necessary.