DPP – Data Protection Privacy
Understanding your rights and responsibilities under data protection law can be difficult. The advent of the new GDPR regulations and Data Protection Act in 2018 saw the biggest single change to data protection law in the UK and Europe in 20 years. The difficulty with understanding these new and complex laws means that even though the GDPR has been law since May 2018, for many businesses handling personal data in the UK today there is still confusion as to how organisations and businesses should process data in accordance with the law. This confusion has undoubtedly been further exacerbated by uncertainty around Brexit.
At DPP, we have a proven track record of implementing GDPR and DPA requirements, including understanding where your company’s personal data risks are, remediating third-party and intra-company contracts and terms of business whilst at all time providing clear and accurate data protection advice.
We strive to ensure that you have fit-for-purpose policies and procedures that are impeccable - designed with our expert advice and input
Prepare your workforce for every eventuality with our specialist training. Available on request and at a bespoke level regardless of the level of audience
We can ensure that the risks of your project are minimised through a comprehensive analysis of the risk and consideration of the necessary controls and procedures required to mitigate those risks.
Under the GDPR and DPA you are required, by law, to have appropriate legal terms and conditions within your contracts. Whether these are contracts relating to your staff or employees, your third-party service providers or suppliers or even inter-company agreements, a full review and implementation of new clauses that meet GDPR standards is an absolute must
At all times we will provide accurate and succinct advice in the minefield of data protection and privacy ensuring, at all times, that your business is in full compliance with UK legal and regulatory requirements in this area
ICO Personal Data Breach
If you have suffered a data breach, we’ll help you to liaise with the ICO in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and can guide you to ensure a breach does not re-occur
We can help you to draft privacy notices that ensure your business processes data in the correct way and that you meet and preserve the rights and freedoms of the individuals concerned
Data Protection Audits, Health-Checks, Checklists and Gap Analysis
We will get your company up to speed with a full comprehensive check of your systems and processes to see where your personal data is stored and what the associated risks might be. We will then get you on a ‘fast-track’ to GDPR compliance
The new levels of fines and sanctions for breaches of GDPR and DPA can be a daunting prospect. Currently, depending on the nature of the breach, these are set at:
In addition, businesses may also be subject to legal claims from individuals who have suffered any material or non-material damage through mis-use of their data which, together with the resulting reputational risk to your organisation or company, could have a serious detrimental impact on your ability to do business.
The new GDPR regulations and DPA 2018 have afforded individuals new and enhanced personal data rights. Failing to account for this and having the right procedures in place to respond in the timeframes required could have serious implications for your business. Even if you are a non-EU company, if your goods and services are used by or intended to be used by EU citizens, GPDR will still apply. Complying with GDPR is not just about avoiding fines and disciplinary action. A data breaches of any kind could seriously harm your customers, your reputation and also and your ability to do business.
Committing to a robust data protection solution in the workplace will show that you are committed to not only your business, but also your customers.
We have experience of working with corporate and commercial entities of all sizes across all industry sectors whether it be from finance, banking or asset management. We are based in London but can offer services wherever you are in the United Kingdom.