Our experienced team of data protection solicitors provides legal advice on all aspects of data protection and freedom of information law. For specialist legal advice on any information law issue, please contact Doug Locke on 0117 314 5602.
Individuals are increasingly exercising their right to complain to the data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). More serious data breaches are also self-reportable to the ICO.
The ICO has the power to fine organisations 4% of their annual worldwide turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater) for serious breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
We have considerable expertise and experience in helping our clients to manage ICO investigations and have a proven track record of avoiding the more serious penalties, such as large fines.
Individuals are granted a number of rights under the GDPR, including the right to obtain a copy of the information that you hold about them and the right to have certain information deleted. In most cases, it is free of charge to exercise these rights and we have seen an increase in the number of individuals doing so. We can advise you on how to manage these requests in a way that protects your interests whilst still complying with data protection law.
Training staff on their data protection responsibilities is an essential part of your organisation's data protection compliance. We can offer a variety of types of training to suit your requirements.
We also advise on freedom of information law (including the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations).
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