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Data Protection

When it comes to data protection, our lawyers are recognised as leading experts.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

We assist many global brands, UK plcs and regional technology and service businesses on all issues of data protection and technology law.

GDPR: Are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change to data protection law in a generation. We have a specialist team of data protection and IT lawyers who are recognised as leading experts in this complex and fast moving area of law.

We are already helping many global brands, UK plcs and regional businesses with the preparation and implementation of the GDPR strategy. If you need assistance with making sure that your business is ready for the arrival of the GDPR, give us a call.

Data strategy

One of the main features of good data protection compliance is a robust data management strategy. This should include reviewing how and why data is collected, where that data is stored, what it is used for, where it is transmitted to and how it is erased. Data accountability is a core underlying principle of the GDPR and it is important that businesses are able to demonstrate compliance with the law.

Our data protection lawyers have helped many businesses conduct gap analysis, identifying areas of risk and helping to put in place solutions to resolve the problems.

Data Protection Officer support

The GDPR will compel many businesses to appoint a data protection officer (DPO). We provide tailored DPO services including:

  • Quarterly training events hosted by us, providing an opportunity to network with other DPOs and data professionals;
  • On-site training tailored to the needs of your business;
  • DPO knowledge support, providing a hot line to our expert lawyers for prompt advice on managing data issues.

Subject access requests

For many businesses, the thorny side of the data protection law is compliance with subject access requests. They can be very time consuming and complex. We are able to support your business in managing the request, analysing data in readiness for release to the data subject and dealing with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Managing breaches

We have acted for many businesses, both large and small, in dealing with data security breaches. We can assist in preparing security breach reports to the Information Commissioner’s Office and dealing with correspondence and representation with the Information Rights Tribunal.

Training

One of the biggest issues that many businesses face with data protection compliance is a knowledge gap. We have developed specialist training techniques for data protection compliance. We can provide foundation training (for those with little or no knowledge) or professional training (aimed at those who are Data Protection Officers or in house lawyers).

Speaking requests and media

If you would like a member of our specialist team to attend an event to present on issues regarding the GDPR or to provide a comment for a publication, please do get in touch with us on enquiries@emwllp.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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