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Welcome to Data protection & GDPR

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
  • Monitoring
  • 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.

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  • "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."

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

    Chambers & Partners
  • "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'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Data protection is another area of expertise [at Ward Hadaway]. "

    Legal 500
  • "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'."

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