Geldards’ information law specialists regularly advise on Freedom of Information, Environmental Information and Data Protection issues.
Our Information Law Team have the knowledge and experience to help organisations navigate their way through the complex and often competing areas of data, privacy and freedom of information. We can offer practical guidance and innovative solutions to ensure compliance with legislation but with minimal impact on their business.
Much has changed since the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) were introduced. Advances in technology and increased public sector transparency has made compliance in this area more time consuming and burdensome for many organisations. Geldards’ Information Law specialists have a wealth of experience in helping public sector clients manage data, particularly in the context of public procurement challenges and claims.
The General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) are broad in scope, difficult to apply and non-compliance can be very costly both in teams of potential fines and reputational damage. Geldards’ large, multi-disciplinary Information Law team advises clients on a variety of issues relating to personal data to provide practical solutions which will enable organisations to manage Information Law challenges.
We can help you with:
- Data protection audits
- Data protection policies
- Data breach reporting
- Freedom of Information & Environmental Information Requests and Exemptions
- Personal data transfers
- Processor contracts
- Requests for subject access, erasure, rectification or restriction
- IT procurement
- Data security
- Privacy notices and policies
- Appeals and regulatory action by the Information Commissioner
- Network infrastructure/interconnection
- Service level agreements
- Shared services
- Training for staff on compliance with GDPR, DPA, FOI and EIR
We offer a number of guides that look at how the GDPR will effect your organisation whether Private, Public Sector or Schools. To request a copy of our Guides click here