With the growth of more sophisticated and powerful telecommunications, information technology and mobile devices, the ability to store or transfer customer data around the world instantly has revolutionised the world of business opportunity. However, it also presents legal risks in mishandling or non-compliance with data protection and privacy legislation.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation came into force in May 2018, putting companies and public bodies under more scrutiny than ever before in this fast-developing area of law. The regulations are having a global impact, with calls for similar frameworks to be put in place in other regions of the world. Despite the stricter legislation around GDPR, we are witnessing data breach affecting thousands of victims around the world.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing compliance with local data protection requirements and GDPR in the UK. Public bodies also have to abide by the Freedom of Information Act (2000), with any requests for information requiring a response within a specified period of time.
We live in a young and dynamic digital world with an ever-changing regulatory environment. At Stoke White, we understand these regulations and can handle the full scope of personal data protection and privacy law. We also anticipate changes to the digital landscape and make sure our clients stay ahead of the curve. In this way, we protect our clients from becoming vulnerable to new regulation and incurring legal fines.
At Stoke White, we provide legal advice on The Data Protection Act 2018 and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s primary data protection legislation applicable since May 2018. Our lawyers can support your firm or business with a range of services. If you’re developing a new app, business file sent to a wrong email address, or hacked you must follow strict guidelines on data protection or potentially incur financial penalties and claims.
Our Data Protection and Privacy Department provides discrete, efficient and pragmatic advice on all data protection and cyber matters. Our team will help you to understand data protection and information security requirements while you pursue your personal and/or commercial goals, and keep you fully compliant with GDPR and all other relevant rules and regulations.
We provide clear and practical advice on matters as diverse as implementation of the Regulation according to the needs of organisations, data protection operating models and strive to communicate a complicated and changing area of the law in a straightforward, comprehensible way.
Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments
Responding to Data & Privacy Breaches
European Economic Area Compliance
Right to be Forgotten
Right to Data Probability
Subject Access Request
Privacy Claims and Disputes
Risk analysis and compliance
Incident response planning
GDPR risk analysis and audit
GDPR compliance services and training