Data Protection & Cyber Security

Protecting personal data and company information from wrongful disclosure can be the difference between staying in business or not. For the individual, sending personal data from a work device to home device could lead to a conviction. Are you confident that you and your business have a grip on the risks posed by modern day cyber security and data protection laws? If not you have come to the right place.

What we do:

We can help protect you and your business with advice on:

  • Compliance and regulation
  • Data privacy impact assessments
  • Data security breach response and preparation
  • Data transfer agreements
  • Drafting data privacy clauses for inclusion in commercial contracts
  • Employee privacy
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Marketing in compliance with data protection
  • Online and in-person data protection and cybercrime training
  • Personal data audits
  • Privacy and cyber security policies/audits
  • Privacy related claims and disputes
  • Reporting breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”)
  • Responses to Subject Access Requests

Why use Haddletons:

Well, see what our clients say (see below). When the new data protection laws came in recently, we were at the vanguard of developing policies, procedures and training for some of the largest and smallest businesses in the land. We guided them through the jungle of requirements to help them understand their obligations and sleep better at night. Try our online training direct and see for yourself how you can benefit from our practical tips for your business!

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Haddletons' knowledge of the new data protection laws is excellent, and they have really helped us with their knowledge and experience of the subject. Having dealt with this subject when working as in-house counsel, the team have a strong understanding of the practical implications of data protection.

Karen Devonport

Finance Director, Leeds Community Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a cyber-security policy reduce the chances and consequences of a cyber-attack?

A cybersecurity policy is important because it will set the standards for behaviour/procedures within an organisation. By ensuring that all employees understand the rules regarding IT, the risk of security breaches are massively reduced. Unfortunately it is usually human error which results in cyber attacks, data breaches and virus issues.

What happens if my business in not GDPR compliant?

Non-compliance with data protection laws can incur fines of up to £17.5m or 4% of the firm’s worldwide revenues whichever amount is higher. Individuals can be prosecuted too. The ICO has a range of penalties it can impose.

What is a privacy policy?

A privacy policy is a statement often seen on a website, that details how the company acquiring or controlling personal data will collect, store, protect and utilise personal data provided by its users.

What is GDPR?

The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There are seven key principles to processing personal data under the legislation:

  • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data minimisation
  • Accuracy
  • Storage limitation
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Accountability

What is meant by a data breach?

When confidential data is released either by accident or intentionally it is called a data breach. The data leak is not necessarily the result of a cyber attack; it could occur as the result of poor security practices.

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Haddletons will work with you to protect your data – protect your reputation.