Our privacy and information law specialists are recognised for their expertise in helping at all stages of the data cycle They have particular strength in the retail, consumer finance and technology sectors, we provide a range of market-leading solutions, designed to fit needs and budgets.
Our depth of knowledge and distinctively approachable style of working sets us apart. Whether conducting compliance gap analysis or training, advising on how companies need to change their practices to meet the requirements of the law, devising strategies for increasing the commercial value of data, providing advice across HR related issues, dealing with complex international data flows and implementing privacy enhancing techniques with the organisation, we are committed to providing an excellent, solutions-based approach, grounded in innovation.The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are now in place. View our hub for essential advice from our data protection experts and make sure your business is compliant with the new regime. Visit our GDPR hub to find out more >
On 13 April 2018, judgment was handed down by the High Court in the case of NT1 and NT2 v Google LLC  EWHC 799 (QB), the first and 'right to be forgotten' case to be heard in the English Courts.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 March 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
The laws relating to how organisations should deal with an individual's personal data are about to change dramatically. Organisations need to prepare now for these changes. DWF's data protection experts can provide you with strategic advice, practical tools and assistance.
In the immediate aftermath of a data breach various steps need to be taken quickly to ensure that the response is appropriate and harm to your organisation is minimised. If a notification to the ICO is to be made then this should be done quickly as the General Data Protection Regulations imposes tight timescales.
The Irish High Court has decided a case on the transfer of data by Facebook must go to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).
The GDPR will affect all retailers who process consumer data in Europe. It is important to ensure that you have the correct processes and procedures in order to use your consumer database.