The amount of information being held by organisations is increasing exponentially, as is the frequency with which information is transferred between organisations and individuals.
Individuals, organisations and regulators are increasingly aware of the importance of ensuring that data is used properly and in accordance with their wishes and that it is held and processed securely.
As individuals and organisations become more informed of their rights under data protection legislation and as the regulators are given greater powers to enforce legislation, it is important for organisations to comply with data protection and data security requirements.
BLM has extensive experience of assisting clients in dealing with allegations that the requirements of data protection legislation have been breached. We also regularly advise clients on compliance with the legislation (particularly in relation to data protection policies, audits and compliance with subject access requests) and are able to assist in system audits.
We work closely with our public sector teams and regularly advise police forces, local authorities, schools and universities on their data protection obligations.