The implementation in May 2018 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (and the linked Data Protection Act 2018) means data protection law is in the spotlight as never before.
With that increased attention comes a whole range of regulatory, commercial and reputational risks for organisations. Regardless of the size of your business, or the sector in which you operate, understanding and complying with data protection and wider information law is now crucial.
With extensive experience advising in this field we have an in-depth understanding of the challenges our clients face in addressing this fast-changing area of law and practice, and we have developed formidable technical expertise around the relevant legislation and regulatory guidance.
Our expertise goes beyond data protection. We are one of the few London-based practices with dedicated freedom of information and environmental information expertise. We help public authorities understand their obligations, comply with requests and deal with complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and appeals to the Information Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. We also advise clients who share information with public bodies subject to this legislation and help them to understand the implications and key issues to consider.