Every organisation needs to address data protection, confidentiality, information security, cyber risks, data breaches and freedom of information as part of their compliance and risk management policies and procedures.
Whether you are a growing or established company, we can provide you with global contentious and non-contentious advice, that goes beyond straight-forward legal services. We can add value to your business through multi-jurisdictional project management and consultancy services, to train and educate you to ensure that you are complying with global laws and regulations.
Where regulations and obligations evolve, we keep abreast of the latest data protection requirements and can give you practical and up-to-date advice on everything from data retention and email marketing issues, to the handling of sensitive information and data transfers, in the UK and overseas. We often review the data handling procedures adopted by HR departments, including the standard forms used for applications, references, appraisals and other employment related matters. We work closely with our corporate and commercial colleagues to ensure data protection due diligence is met during mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing agreements, or other transfer of undertakings.
You can expect co-ordinated and competitively priced international services, supported by a breadth of knowledge and passion for what we do.
HR Magazine quotes Anne-Marie Balfour on the importance of protecting employee data
Interserve handed £4 million fine after staff data breach
Paul Stone provides comment for City AM on the EU’s stamp of approval for digital laws
EU’s stamp of approval for digital laws risks putting the UK behind
Claimant ordered to pay security for costs in cryptocurrency dispute and digital assets rejected as form of security
Proceedings that are sure to be watched closely by the cryptocurrency community as well as legal practitioners.
Online safety – 2022 begins with regulatory developments in both the UK and the EU
Last week saw developments within the UK and EU in their attempts to ensure online businesses do more to address illegal online content.
Fairhurst v Woodard: Property audio and video surveillance system breached GDPR
A recent judgment from Oxford County Court raises significant questions about the increasing use of smart doorbells and cameras.
Top 5 Data Protection Tips
Jonathan and Marc-Us explore the top 5 data protection tips
Closing the Cookie Jar
Opportunistic claims for misuse of online tracking cookies are on the rise. Proactively ensuring compliance is key to avoiding claims.
Regulating AI – the impact of two key recent proposals: the UK’s National AI Strategy and the EU’s proposed Artificial Intelligence Regulation
With the hype surrounding artificial intelligence continuing to gather pace, we pause and consider some of the proposed regulatory changes.
Review of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport consultation
On 10 September 2021 the Department of Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a consultation titled ‘Data: a new direction’.
China’s Personal Information Protection Law – keeping up with the Joneses or increased cyber-security?
Up until recently, China’s data protection rules could be found through a number of laws and guidelines
Olivia Crane quoted by SoGlos on the increasing issue of cyber fraud being faced by businesses in Gloucestershire
Cyber fraud has cost Gloucestershire businesses around £369,800 in the last 13 months.
Data Protection post Brexit
In the lead up to the UK's exit from the European Union, what data protection risks should your business be thinking about?
International Data Transfers
The European Data Protection Board has adopted new recommendations on international personal data transfers .
Nick White writes for MCA on the data issues surrounding the rise of popularityy of
Privacy in the time of a Pandemic
As a result of Covid-19, the importance of privacy and compliance with data protection law has found itself in the spotlight.
SCHREMS II judgment: privacy shield invalidated and SCCs scrutinised
In a surprising and arguably bold judgment, the CJEU have invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Privacy Shield mechanism.
What does the ICO’s recent guidance mean for the future of cookies?
New Data Protection Regime in Bahrain
Download our guide to the new Data Protection Regime in Bahrain.
Thumbs up – A company that embeds the Like button on its website can be considered a data controller jointly with Facebook
Companies that embed the Facebook “Like” button within their website pages can be considered as a joint data controller.
DSARs: paper files and proportionate searches
The High Court has made a number of important findings that have relevance to data subject access requests.