As a modern business you are likely to hold a large amount of personal data that may include customers’ names and addresses, information that is specific to the success of your business or even sensitive personal information about employees.

Under the Data Protection Act and related regulations, relevant data must be handled sensitively and with great care.

Direct Barristers can ensure you instruct the right Barrister, with the relevant Data Protection expertise for whatever needs you have.  We can also arrange for a Barrister to review your existing policies and procedures or prepare new ones that ensure compliance with the law.  We can also arrange for a Barrister to advise you about, or draft for you data handling guidelines.  This will help your business avoid potentially expensive litigation should your business be at risk of a breach or lack of compliance.

A situation may occur whereby someone makes a request to access your data under the Data Protection or Freedom of Information Acts. These requests can be complicated and it is essential to comply with them.  Should such a request be received by you, a Barrister can help you provide the appropriate response whilst protecting your legal position at the same time.

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