Data protection

 

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.

Who to contact


Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Partner,
London



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Alison Cassidy

Alison Cassidy

Partner,
Belfast


Nick Gibbons

Nick Gibbons

Partner,
London


Steve Kuncewicz

Steve Kuncewicz

Partner,
London, Manchester


David Rainey

David Rainey

Partner,
Manchester


Alison Siniver

Alison Siniver

Partner,
Birmingham


Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Partner,
London


Alexandra Wood

Alexandra Wood

Senior Associate,
Manchester


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Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Partner,
London