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        Contentious Data Protection

        In an increasingly litigious environment, recent developments in the law have seen individuals awarded compensation as a result of data breaches and the inappropriate use of information. As the regulatory environment relating to the use of data intensifies, so too is the likelihood of civil claims for failures to comply. Moving forward, organisations will need to consider such liabilities in addition to possible regulatory action.

        How can we help

        Our information law litigation specialists have been involved in some of the leading civil cases concerning claims for damages arising from data breaches and the misuse of information.  Our experts are well placed to advise you as to your potential liability and the most appropriate strategies to adopt were such claims to arise. We can help you at all stages of any claim and also help you avoid such matters in the first place.

        Our lawyers are also well versed in assisting organisations in the immediate aftermath of a data incident, including considering reporting obligations, and communications to those affected.  We have substantial experience in engaging with the Information Commissioner in relation to such incidents, responding to investigations and advising on enforcement action and monetary fines.  Where necessary, we can challenge those decisions, and help you reach and agreed regulatory outcome.  In instances where civil claims may well follow those decisions, dealing with them in the most appropriate way is critical.   

        Are you ready for GDPR?

        With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018, businesses need to act now to ensure they are prepared for these major data protection reforms.Visit our GDPR hub to find out more.

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