Data Protection Legal Services and Data Breach Investigations
Data Protection is often a complex area and as such organisations can easily find themselves being non-compliant with the legislation / falling foul of the regulator. It is important to seek the necessary legal advice so you can be sure you are managing and holding data in a way that does not breach your organisations legal requirements.
Many organisations are unwittingly breaching Data Protection principles. The Act ensures that data is:
- Used fairly and in accordance with the law
- That it is employed for limited and specifically stated purposes
- It is used in an adequate and relevant manner and its use is not excessive
- That its use is accurate
- That it is kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
- That any data handled is used according to people’s data protection rights
- That it is kept safe and secure
- That if data is transferred outside the UK, that that transfer is done with adequate protection in place
Consequences of breaching data protection
Breaches are enforced by the Information Commissioners Office. They have a range of enforcement powers including monetary penalties, the imposition of Decision Notices, use of undertakings and Enforcement Notices and, in the most serious cases, prosecution.
Our corporate crime solicitors can advise as to mandatory requirements such as encryption of personal information held electronically, the use of firewalls and virus checking, how to dispose of old computer equipment and what to do when, despite precautions, your security is breached.
Need Data Protection Act Guidance?
We have experienced Data Protection & Privacy Breach Solicitors ready to answer your enquiries via email or telephone.
Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.
We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.
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Our Business Crime Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Nottingham. We also provide specialist niche legal and commercial services for Irish companies wishing to do business in the UK and legal advice for UK companies trading in the Republic of Ireland. We can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.