Specialist Sectors

Data Protection and Privacy

If your company processes personal data, there is a number of things you'll need to know to make sure your business is protected:

    How the current legislation affects you specifically, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the related UK Data Protection Act 2018

  • What personal data is
  • What privacy rights people (data subjects) have
  • What you can do with data

Many companies who deal with data found the GDPR changes in e-privacy law to be complicated and were overwhelmed by the new rules and regulations and how to apply them. Depending on the nature of your company, you might need to be clued up on consent, cookie law, who you can use to host data, where you can store it, or if you can export it at all. You'll also need to understand which processes to have in place, how your contracts cover your obligations, and how your website seeks and tracks consent.

With so much to consider, it's no wonder some companies have stopped sending emails to their customers about contract renewals or company news, in fear of being picked up by the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) for not making consents granular or unambiguous.

However, there are also other areas in which you could be breaching GDPR without realising, putting your company's name and value at risk.

With our depth of experience working with a vast range of tech businesses, we can help you audit your processes and advise on any privacy concerns or redesign of any services as needed. Regardless of where you are at in your development or product lifecycle, Berwins Digital know what needs to be done to secure your company's reputation and can help you negotiate and draft appropriate liability caps for data protection breaches.

Our expertise in digital law means we can help you feel confident in how you handle data, without the constant worry that you're processing it incorrectly. We can help you break out of your GDPR feedback loop of trying to figure out if you need consent or legitimate interests.

If you need advice with your data protection policies or have questions around data privacy, contact us on 0113 426 6396.
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Paul Berwin

Head of Digital

Paul is a highly regarded solicitor with decades of experience in legal practice, both in commercial contracts and corporate matters, with a particular specialism in advising technology-sector businesses.

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Sam Crich

Senior Associate

Sam is a rising star with a passion for technology and the law, whose clients derive great value from his timely and commercial advice.

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Mike Patterson

Head of Employment

Mike is an experienced senior HR and Employment lawyer, highly regarded by clients for his standout ability to articulate often complex and detailed employment issues in an understandable and practical manner – without the use of complicated jargon.

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