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When it comes to data protection, navigating its complex waters can at times feel overwhelming.

Yet you must pay attention to the detail, protecting individuals’ data and your organisation with a robust and well-considered application of the law. The consequences of getting it wrong include hefty financial penalties for both public bodies and third sector organisations.

There’s no denying data protection is a difficult area of law but our expert team of specialists will focus on the details, and guide you through the process, taking a risk-based approach to your specific case.

If you need help and support to ensure your compliance and protect your data and your organisation, we’re here to help.

Our services
  • Agreements with suppliers
  • Appropriate policy documents
  • Audits
  • Camera surveillance
  • Consent notices
  • Controller, processor, joint controller assessments
  • Cookie consent and notices
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Data sharing
  • Direct marketing and online advertising
  • Disclosures to third parties
  • Environmental information
  • Freedom of Information
  • Information Commissioner’s assessments and investigations
  • International transfers
  • Licensing data
  • Monitoring
  • Policies, procedures and other compliance documentation
  • Privacy notices
  • Processor supply chains
  • Pupil information
  • Records of processing
  • Subject access requests and other individual requests
  • Third party requests by police or others
  • Training

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Judy Baker

Partner | IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3439

+44 (0) 784 351 5807

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Phil Tompkins

Partner | Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3415

+44 (0)7980 769 630

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What people say

  • Indepth knowledge of all legal issues, in particular with regards to data protection and GDPR makes them unique.

  • High quality advice to suppliers and customers in the private and public sectors. Also noted for expertise in data privacy law and its commercial implications.

    Chambers & Partners
  • IT law specialist Judy Baker of Ward Hadaway 'is very responsive and extremely hard-working, and really puts herself out to help with a quick turnaround,' reports one client. Another interviewee says she is 'very up to date and proactive'.

  • Judy Baker of Ward Hadaway is defined by her 'great expertise and knowledge of this subject [Data Protection], whilst wearing her skill lightly'. Sources also note that 'she is very pragmatic and gets us answers straight away'.

  • Demonstrates specialist skill in the field of data privacy and protection across IT and telecoms.

  • Judy Baker "takes a very forensic approach to privacy, does a great job of getting to the bottom of how clients use data, and is great at communicating directly with non-specialist professionals.

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