Data protection & confidentiality

Data protection is a hot topic for all businesses with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Spearing Waite can steer you through the minefield.

Since first being enshrined in statute in 1984, Data Protection has developed rapidly and enforcement of the rules by regulators is becoming ever stricter and more assiduous.

Spearing Waite can advise you on how to manage personal data effectively and in accordance with the new data protection reglations whilst at the same time deriving valuable use from it for the benefit of your business.

Our experience enables us to meet all your GDPR and data protection requirements, including the following:

  • Securing and maintaining GDPR compliance
  • Drafting an effective and legally-compliant Data Protection policy
  • Data Protection audits
  • Processing of personal data overseas, and especially outside the EEA
  • The rights of data subjects
  • The use of and dealing in customer databases

Spearing Waite can also advise you on how to respond to, or make, a Freedom of Information request.

The importance of protecting your business information generally cannot be understated. Most confidential business information does not have the benefit of automatic protection by law, and the implications for your business of valuable information falling into the hands of others who are then free to use it for their own purposes are clear. You can guard against this by the use of simple, standard form confidentiality agreements which impose contractual obligations on those to whom you need to disclose business information to keep the information confidential and place restrictions on the purposes for which it can be used. We can usually provide these documents, accompanied by clear and thorough advice on how to use them, for a competitive fixed fee, and this represents a sound investment for the protection of your business.

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