Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity: An issue you can’t afford to ignore.

Data is not just relevant to technology; it’s now an intrinsic part of life and business, and is therefore both valuable and vulnerable. So it’s vital to have a proper understanding of the issues involved, to extract maximum value from data and to ensure it’s collected, stored and used legally and protected securely.

Our team keeps abreast of the dynamic data regimes, laws and regulations, to give you the most relevant, practical advice. This combination of technical and legal knowledge makes us well placed to advise in this sector.

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Data protection has emerged as one of the most significant challenges facing modern business. Not only are companies more and more reliant on data, but the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has caused almost every business to rethink its relationships with customers and employees.  You need to move data around your business, confident that you are acting lawfully and securely. If mishaps occur, you need your lawyers to guide you through the reporting process, helping you to reduce the impact to your business. Our team deals with data protection on a daily basis. Our clients call us, knowing that we have probably come across the issue before, and that we will give them a quick and pragmatic solution.

Cyber security is a threat to every business, not just those directly concerned with technology. Security breaches and theft or hacking of systems and their data can harm your business continuity, compromise your intellectual property and other assets, as well as leading to substantial fines and damaging your reputation. We can help you examine your current approach to cyber security, work with you to create a robust strategy to protect data and other digital assets, comply with law and regulations, establish good practice and have effective contingency plans ready to implement.

Recent matters

  • Advising on the GDPR compliance project for UK national charity with oversight of assets with value of over £6bn.
  • Advising on the UK and US data privacy policies following the merger of two listed companies to create a new group with combined revenues of $1.4bn.
  • Advising LG & DE, a world-leading provider of self-study and classroom-based language courses, in relation to a licence to use trademark goods in connection with digital learning tools and other published products and specifically on enforcement of the licence terms.
  • Advising Seven Publishing Group in relation to their digital asset management system. Our team specifically advised on the process that employees should follow when checking the intellectual property rights allocated to each asset (photos and videos) stored on the system as well as drafting the terms and conditions for the use and access of the system.

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