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. Our data protection lawyers specialise in GDPR for small businesses and general data protection legal advice. Your GDPR solicitor will help you to understand the regulations and how they apply to your UK-based business, as well as translating the legal requirements into practical steps for your business.
Data protection for small businesses
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 ePrivacy Regulations work together to form our current data protection regime.
Your data protection solicitor will work with you to build a picture of your data assets and recommend solutions to meet legal requirements. They will also explore your contractual relationships with third-parties with whom you share personal data.
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, so it is always a good idea to get specialist data protection legal advice from a GDPR lawyer.
We’re here to help
We work closely with all our clients to build a deep understanding of the business and its sector, suppliers, customers and future plans. We aim to be a helpful partner for businesses at every stage of life.
We can provide advice in a number of ways to best suit you and your business, including:
- one-off questions or queries
- tailored assistance with specific matters
- access to regular advice and support across all of our commercial departments at a reduced hourly rate with our SME Support Days
A named data protection lawyer will handle your account, and a member of the business team will always be available to speak to on a day to day basis.
Contact us for a quote or to book an appointment.
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.
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