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Overview of our services

Our Data Protection and Information Law group provides clear, concise advice that cuts through the complex framework of data protection and wider information law. We have extensive experience in advising clients on ensuring compliant data and information handling practices. Our group includes specialists in information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and public law. Our team also includes a former compliance manager of the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

Services

We regularly advise businesses on:

  • international data protection policies including in relation to staff data
  • international sharing of personal data between businesses including intra-group data protection audits
  • set-up of international data protection organization schemes
  • targeted advertising and other customer acquisition and retention models (including set-up of CRM databases)
  • data processing arrangements between businesses
  • privacy policies and guidelines
  • data retention policies
  • Work's Council agreements and negotiations with Work's Council
  • disputes with employees and other individuals
  • disputes and negotiations with Data Protection Authorities filing of procedures
  • Freedom of Information Act requests, including by or in relation to competitors subject access requests
  • cookies and similar technology

We focus on offering "real world" risk management solutions to client problems in combination with practical insights into the mind and motivations of the regulator. The multidisciplinary nature of our group means we provide a single point of support on data protection advice across the firm's full service offerings.

With a strong presence internationally, we are well placed to deliver expert pan-global data protection and information law advice.

New proposals have recently been published seeking to overhaul the current data protection landscape. This will introduce new concepts, more stringent obligations and tougher penalties for violation of the proposed new laws. For further details of these proposals, please contact a member of the team.

View our International Data Protection and Information Law brochure.