Ward Hadaway has teamed up with the University of York Law School to support postgraduate law students offering free legal advice to start-up businesses across the North.
Thanks to technology, information can be created, copied and disseminated with ease. This has led to exponential growth in the quantity of personal information that companies have to manage.
Companies have to juggle the twin legal obligations of being open with the individuals whose personal information they hold and protecting that same information from unauthorised third party access.
They have to apply a set of data protection rules that largely predate the commercialisation of the internet, the rise of social media and mobile technologies, cloud services, big data and location marketing.
With significant financial penalties for serious breaches, failing to take proper precautions when it comes to data protection can be an expensive business.
Add in the reputational damage that data breaches can attract, and you have a recipe for disaster.
That’s why bringing in our data protection team could be one of the smartest moves you’ll ever make.
Combining legal expertise with technical understanding and commercial awareness, we love to find practical solutions to keep you on the right side of the law.
Since data protection issues affect every business, we work with companies of all sizes, from major international players to SMEs.
Our services include advice on:
- Compliance policies and documentation
- Court actions
- Data protection audits
- Database acquisition
- Digital, social media or location-based marketing or advertising
- Information Commissioner’s assessments and investigations
- International transfers and multinational agreements
- Licensing data
- Online privacy
- Processor supply chains
- Subject access requests and other individual requests
- Third party requests by police or others
For more details on how we can help you, please get in touch.