As the GDPR increasingly bares its teeth and companies are besieged by cyber-attacks daily, compliance with the privacy regime has never been more business critical.
The privacy landscape is never static. Companies must stay abreast of evolving regulation to keep their data collection, storage and electronic marketing processes not only compliant, but acceptable to an ever more privacy-savvy populace.
Getting it right is an opportunity, not least because of the reputational risks and business damage wreaked by data breaches and cyber incidents – many of which hit the headlines with devastating consequences.
Our specialist IT lawyers are on hand to support clients as they continue to build their data and cyber resilience, safeguarding confidentiality, integrity and accessibility as they carry out the data processing, digital transactions, cloud storage and other online activities that their businesses depend on.
Our experienced team is primed to guide organisations through complex data protection and privacy challenges, drafting privacy, data protection, retention and data breach policies, as well as advising on data sharing and processing arrangements, international transfers, and assisting with subject access requests and data breaches.
We have legal experts to identify and manage legal and business continuity risks and vulnerabilities, minimising the chances of a cyber-attack and maximising recovery if one occurs. We work with businesses to implement appropriate governance and compliance structures to mitigate the impact of a cyber incident.
What’s more, we have custom-built software to help. We have developed Data Assist, a tool to detect and address weaknesses in security architecture, keeping valuable business data safe. We can audit all data collection and processing activities and develop a bespoke GDPR compliance solution for each unique business.
Plus, our Acuity Reputation Management Service, a bespoke crisis and corporate reputation management tool, provides an outsourced data protection officer (Acuity DPO) service.
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