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Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

data protection and privacy

The ability to use data effectively is often business-critical and data is a valuable asset adding real benefit to your operations and ultimately your success as a business. Data assists you in making informed business decisions and the determination of strategic direction as well as product and service development.

However the regulatory landscape is complex and increasingly shaped by EU-wide and international legislation and protocols, combined with increasing public concern and scrutiny regarding the security of personal information and the ways in which it is used. The costs and risks of mismanaging data are high; with high fines, reputational issues and even criminal penalties should things go wrong.

Our expert team of lawyers is here to advise and assist you with your strategic approach to handling data within your organisation. We have considerable knowledge and experience advising on the day-to-day use of data within your business – from managing your employees, customers and suppliers through to privacy issues with your products and advertising and marketing your products and services. We also have extensive experience advising on privacy issues associated with behavioural advertising and location information, browser-generated information and device recognition technologies. We act for global data companies in respect of privacy implications of their day-to-day operations and development of new technology.

what we do...

  • Drafting agreements for data processing, sharing and storage including cloud computing. 

  • Transfer of data outside the European Economic Area, including advising on the use of Safe Harbor certification and the use of model clauses and binding corporate rules.

  • Drafting policies and procedures including website privacy notices, website terms and conditions of use and cookies policies.

  • Advising on the data protection issues associated with marketing activities such as obtaining consent to send unsolicited marketing communications, the use of suppression lists and the purchase and sale of marketing databases.

  • We act on behalf of clients who are under investigation for data breach from the Information Commissioner’s Office or other regulatory bodies.

  • We draft and review contractual, licensing and services agreements to ensure compliance with European data protection regulation.

  • We offer a range of auditing services advising companies on their internal approach to data protection and privacy and data breach.

  • We provide advice on dealing with subject access and freedom of information requests.

  • We manage the registration and renewal process for notifications with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

  • We offer bespoke on-site training and seminars for clients in a range of sectors on data protection and cyber security issues.

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