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Data Privacy Solicitors for Business
All businesses have a legal responsibility to implement robust data privacy policies to help safeguard any confidential information they may hold. This can be a complex undertaking, which is why JMW Solicitors is here to provide the legal advice you require to uphold this responsibility.
We have a strong understanding of the latest developments in data privacy laws, and can help ensure your policies are fully compliant with the most relevant regulations. We can also support your business in dealing with potential leaks and breaches if the worst does occur.
Get in touch with JMW’s London-based data management team today for expert guidance on data privacy issues. Call us on 0203 675 7600, or fill in our online enquiry form to arrange for us to call you back.
How JMW Can Help
When handling personal data, businesses must exercise great care in ensuring the privacy rights of the subjects of this information are properly respected. Failure to do so can result in regulatory action and severe reputational damage.
We can provide advice on the following areas:
- Dealing with leaks involving personal information
- Handling injunctions
- Addressing complaints made to regulators
We have worked with large and small organisations from across the private, public and charity sectors in making sure that the right privacy standards are being put in place, and that businesses are able to react to data breach incidents in a timely and effective manner.
Privacy violations are considered to be a very serious issue from a legal perspective, which is why businesses need to ensure they are fully aware of their responsibilities and potential liabilities. JMW can help your organisation to plan for all eventualities, in line with the most up-to-date best practice standards.
What is the Difference Between Data Privacy and Data Protection?
Data privacy and data protection are two terms that are often used in close conjunction, often interchangeably, but it is important for businesses to remember that they refer to separate legal responsibilities.
Data protection generally pertains to the mechanisms by which data is stored, managed and kept secure against unauthorised access, meaning data protection issues are largely to do with the technical mechanisms used to safeguard data assets against breaches and leaks.
Data privacy is more to do with the lawful ways in which businesses with authorised access to personal data are allowed to make use of this information, and the rights of individuals to have a say over how that data is shared and handled.
Every business needs to make sure their policies in both of these areas are robust and fully compliant in order to be seen as trusted stewards of personal data.