Organisations store and process a lot of personal data regarding their customers, employees and stakeholders. Unfortunately, despite putting robust measures in place, data breaches can occur, whether accidentally or as a result of malicious behaviour.
If your organisation becomes aware of a data breach, our specialist lawyers can help you identify and contain the issue quickly, ensure that all relevant stakeholders are informed appropriately and advise on any claims that may arise.
The team are well known for supporting businesses and institutions that have suffered large scale data breaches and have a track record in achieving the best possible outcome for organisations.
This may be successfully arguing that an ICO fine should be reduced, or helping the organisation to make the case to the ICO that the circumstances of the breach do not justify a fine.
Our data breach lawyers work collaboratively with sector specific experts from other departments within VWV, such as our Regulatory Compliance team.
In addition to assisting clients with the management of data breaches, we are also often asked to assist clients improve their processes to help prevent breaches from happening in the first place. We run workshops and data breach scenarios for clients in order to 'stress test' their data protection breach plan.
Our experienced lawyers specialise in advising businesses, institutions, charities and local authorities on data breach claims, which often include defending claims for:
Our data breach lawyers also work closely with our Data Protection team on subject access requests and other issues arising from the Data Protection Act.
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