Data protection is a technical and quickly evolving area of the law that can be confusing, with recent changes having taken place in the UK as a consequence of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018.
These regulations set out how this data can be used by businesses, organisations and public bodies. For those who fail to adhere to the new rules, the consequences can be extremely serious. Under the GDPR, organisations can now be fined up to 4% of their annual global turnover, or 20 million euros (£15.8m), whichever sum is greater. Regarding civil actions, individuals are now able to make claims for loss or distress suffered as a result of their data being processed unlawfully.
The Financial Crime Solicitors at Wilford Smith are experts when it comes to advising on the best way to meet your data protection obligations, providing advice to businesses and organisations of many different sizes operating across a range of sectors. Our areas of specialism include:
- Data processor arrangements
- Responding to complaints made to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
- Data breach issues
- Subject access requests
- Buying and selling of databases
- Drafting of policy and procedural documentation
- Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requests
Contact our Financial Crime Solicitors, Sheffield and London
Our Financial Crime Lawyers are based in Sheffield and London, and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.