Data Protection

Extensive advice and support for you and your employees on managing issues around data protection.

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Data Protection

Guidance on data protection, from compliance to commercialisation

The Data Protection Act (2018) has implications for the way businesses conduct themselves, but legal advice could help you move beyond compliance towards commercialisation.

Our experienced team regularly works with private and public sector clients on a range of issues related to The Data Protection Act (2018), including compliance, cross-border data flows and using collected data as a commercial asset.

We can provide extensive support to you and your employees when designing or maintaining critical business practices, particularly regarding the rapidly changing implications of online and new media communications.

In addition, we work with you to identify opportunities for using and maximising the data you collect as a key commercial asset.

Our experience in this field includes:

  • Creating comprehensive compliance solutions, including methodologies, audit questionnaires and policies
  • Conducting workshops for staff members
  • Offering guidance to multinational corporations on cross-border information flows
  • Advising on the rapidly changing implications of online and new media, such as cookies, data aggregation, censorship, encryption and interception
  • Providing assistance on data protection matters that impact employees, through our dedicated employment team

To find out more about our work in relation to data protection and how we can support your organisation in this area, please contact us at our offices in St Albans, Harpenden or Luton.

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Frequently asked questions

What is data protection?

Data protection refers to the safeguarding of personal data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, modification, or destruction. It involves ensuring that data is collected and processed lawfully and fairly, stored securely, and not used for purposes other than those for which it was collected.

Who is responsible for data protection?

Data protection is the responsibility of anyone who collects, processes, or stores personal data, including individuals, businesses, and government agencies.

What should I do if I think my data has been compromised?

If you think your data has been compromised, you should contact the organisation that holds your data as soon as possible. They may be able to take steps to prevent further harm, such as cancelling a credit card or changing a password. You may also want to report the incident to the regulator and monitor your accounts for any unauthorised activity.

Why is data protection important?

Data protection is important because it helps to protect individuals’ privacy and prevent identity theft, fraud, and other harmful activities. It also helps to build trust between organisations and their customers, as customers are more likely to do business with organisations that they trust to protect their personal data.

What are some common data protection measures?

Common data protection measures include using strong passwords, encrypting data, limiting access to data, regularly backing up data, and using firewalls and antivirus software. Organisations may also have policies and procedures in place for data protection, such as privacy policies and incident response plans.


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