Data Protection in Your Business

Data protection affects us all and is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which enforces data protection legislation. A GDPR lawyer from our specalist business team can translate the legal requirements into practical advice tailored to your business.

Recently, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 introduced more stringent rules regarding how personal information is handled and stored by individuals or corporate entities.

Other important pieces of legislation such as the current Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and ePrivacy Directive, and the forthcoming E-Privacy Regulations work together to form our current data protection regime.

Failure to use data correctly can have costly repercussions. Fines levied by the ICO were increased under the new regime and can now be up to £2 million or 4% of global turnover. The new regime applies to businesses of all sizes and we have already seen action taken against SMEs for non-compliance.

We work closely with all our clients to build a picture of your data assets and, together with you, recommend solutions to meet legal requirements. We will also explore your contractual relationships with third-parties with whom you share personal data.

A named GDPR lawyer and data protection specialist will handle your account, and a member of the business team will always be available to speak to on a day to day basis.

Cartridges Law has been fantastic working with us to create our full terms of business and privacy notice for our video production company.

They not only prepared these invaluable documents, but also went to great lengths to talk me through what everything means and how it applies to my industry. As a result, I really understand my data protection obligations and also found a more efficient way to operate my business, including transparent client relationships.

This was fantastic value for money given the many complex areas involved. We feel positioned to expand to any level of operation, as well as deal with any situation or query that arises.

The team
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews

Chartered Legal Executive and Head of Business

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