Data Protection Law

This area of law regulates how information about people us used, handled and stored. In the UK, key
pieces of law are the DPA (Data Protection Act 2018) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

 

You may also be subject to laws governing the use of cookies on websites and the use of personal data for the purposes of marketing communications for business.

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Data Breach

A data breach occurs when an unauthorised party obtains access to an organisation or person's data. This will consider data protection laws where this data includes personal data. For example, where an unauthorised party accesses a database that holds information about customers or a laptop containing unencrypted employee information. 

 

Data Subject Rights

Under UK data protection law, British (and EU) citizens have a range of specific rights concerning their personal data. These rights are referred to as Data Subject Rights, this includes, but is not limited to, your right to request access to a copy of your personal data. 

Data Subject Access Requests

Under UK data protection law, data subjects can make a subject access request to obtain their personal data. The request can be made verbally or in writing and the organisation has one calendar month to respond. The organisation cannot normally charge a fee. 

Data Compliance Advice

General advice on how to comply with data protection laws. 

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