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Data Protection Solicitors

Richard Nelson LLP’s data protection solicitors can help you 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).

Data protection affects us all and is regulated by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which enforces data protection legislation. If you hold or process personal information of others or others have personal information held about you, that information and your rights to access it will be governed by data protection laws.

Should the ICO contact you with a concern as to the way you have managed or handled personal information, Richard Nelson LLP has dedicated data protection solicitors who will be able to advise you how to handle the request or navigate you through any investigation in relation to any allegation of a data protection act breach.

How our solicitors can help

Our data protection solicitors have experience advising on:

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.

Changes to data protection as a result of GDPR

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 individuals or corporate entities and extends the rights of individuals to access the information which is held about them to bring UK law in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR not only extends what is treated as personal data (for example, IP addresses will be included) but also increases the power of the ICO to impose much heavier GDPR sanctions and a significant increase in GDPR fines (which can be up to 2% turnover for corporate entities for failure to disclose any breach, and up to 4% turnover for the breach itself) the scale of which could dwarf fines which had been imposed previously. It is therefore vital that the appropriate legal advice is sought immediately upon an issue being identified.

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

Notifying the ICO of a data security breach

As of May 2018, it is a requirement for the ICO to be correctly notified within 72 hours should any 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 solicitors can advise you from the outset of the reporting process. We will act swiftly to advise you as you will need to demonstrate to the ICO how you have identified, managed and investigated any breach. We will also offer appropriate advice as to how to handle any breach of data protection including how to communicate with the ICO and making appropriate representations on any subsequent sanction action proposed.

Advice on new data protection legislation

In addition, we are able to effectively advise 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.

Find out more

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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For more information about the services we can provide and about how we can help you and your business, contact us.

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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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