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Data Protection Lawyers

Richard Nelson LLP’s data protection lawyers can help organisations with a wide range of related cases, including advising on new laws brought into UK legislation as a result of the Europe-wide changes brought in by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

The Data Protection Act 2018 has replaced the Data Protection Act 1998. It introduces more stringent rules regarding how personal information is handled and stored by businesses. It extends the rights of individuals to access the information which is held about them to bring UK law in line with GDPR.

It is vital for organisations to protect their company data and comply with strict new data protection regulations contained in GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. GDPR not only extends what is treated as personal data (such as IP addresses) but also increases the power of the ICO to impose much heavier GDPR sanctions and a significant increase in GDPR fines. Fines can be up to 2% turnover for corporate entities for failure to disclose any breach, and up to 4% turnover for the breach itself.

It is therefore essential that appropriate legal advice is sought immediately as soon as an issue has been identified.

Our data protection lawyers will be able to advise you on the latest position regarding all data protection issues. This is of particular significance as there have been significant changes which have come into force in 2018.

Should the ICO contact you with a concern as to the way your business has managed or handled personal information, Richard Nelson LLP’s dedicated data protection solicitors will be able to advise you on how to handle the request or navigate you through any investigation in relation to an allegation of a Data Protection Act breach.

Data protection affects us all and is regulated by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which enforces data protection legislation. If your business holds or processes personal information of others, that information and individuals’ rights to access it will be governed by data protection laws.

Our data protection & GDPR lawyers have extensive experience in acting for and defending people who find themselves being investigated or prosecuted by the ICO.

How our solicitors can help

Our data protection lawyers have experience with:

Our data protection lawyers will be able to advise you on the latest position regarding all data protection issues. This is of particular significance as there have been significant changes which have come into force in 2018.

 

ICO LAWYERS

It is a requirement for businesses to notify the ICO within 72 hours should any data breach occur. Any such notification must contain specific information including details of the breach, the likely consequences and measures taken at that stage to mitigate the damage.

Richard Nelson LLP’s data protection lawyers can:

 

Advice from our Data Protection Lawyers

In addition, we are able to effectively advise organisations on all aspects of an investigation and any of the offences introduced by the new legislation, including:

If you think you have data protection issues which need to be addressed, then time is of the essence and do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Data protection issues are complex, particularly with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK and European law. Find out more about specific concerns with these pages:

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Discover how one of The Times Best Law Firms for 2020 we can help your business now. Get in touch today with our data protection and GDPR lawyers for a free phone consultation today.

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What we do...

Data protection cases, including:

Advice on new legislation, including:

  • Breach by disclosure of personal data
  • Breach by loss of personal data
  • Unlawfully obtaining personal data
  • Re-identification of de-identified personal data
  • Alteration of personal data to prevent disclosure
  • Notice of Intent to issue Penalty Notice

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