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Supporting you in ensuring compliance with data protection legislation

As technology has advanced in recent years data, and specifically personal data, has become a central component of the vast majority of businesses. At the same time, a more strictly regulated legal framework has developed around privacy and data protection.

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    Partner - Head of IP & Data Protection

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    Discover a wealth of invaluable guidance in the form of guides and brochures written by our expert lawyers.

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    We are offering a free taste test to let you know quickly whether or not your website’s existing cookies recipe is compliant with the latest requirements under UK laws.

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Compliance as a competitive advantage

Regardless of size or location, businesses must ensure they are collecting, storing and using individuals’ personal data lawfully. Whilst it may seem onerous, good practice with regard to data privacy is, and will continue to be, crucial for your business from both a regulatory and reputational perspective, and strong compliance can certainly give you a competitive advantage.

Since the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have implemented hybrid working procedures, adding another layer of complexity when it comes to securing personal data and preventing breaches.

If you are uncertain of the current compliance position of your business or think there may be areas of data security still to be addressed and improved, you need advisers who can devise a practical and effective compliance strategy for your business now and in the future.

Our Data Protection team support businesses across a wide range of industries in ensuring compliance with data protection legislation, including the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

We offer a range of services, including:

  • An assessment of your business to evaluate your current policies and procedures and identify any GDPR compliance requirements;
  • Helping you to create and implement a pragmatic compliance programme, tailored specifically to your business and aligned with your commercial objectives;
  • If a data breach does occur, or if you receive a data subject access request, our DSAR and breach response support will assist you in dealing with the incident swiftly and efficiently, ensuring the least possible disruption to your business and your clients; and
  • Providing GDPR training to staff and/or management to ensure that data protection issues and potential issues can be recognised and dealt with before they become major challenges to your business.

Data protection work highlights

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Data protection

Advising a wine platform

We advised a wine platform on their online terms and conditions and related documentation.

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E-Commerce Agreements

As the opportunities for digital businesses grow, so does the legislation. E-commerce regulations, distance selling regulations, consumer protection from unfair trading, electronic marketing regulations, GDPR and their international equivalents – all these regulations need to be complied with before you can sell online.

We specialise in helping businesses navigate the complex area of e-commerce law, including the additional complexities associated with operating your businesses in foreign countries over the web. Our advice includes:

  • Website and mobile app development agreements
  • Hosting agreements
  • IT services contracts
  • Software licence agreements
  • Terms and conditions of sale to consumers, including cooling-off periods and cancellation
  • Website terms of use
  • Protecting intellectual property on the site (images, content, artwork)
  • Privacy and cookies policies
  • Data processing agreements and agreements governing international transfers of personal data
  • Contracting with overseas customers, clients and suppliers
  • Compliance with industry-specific regulatory requirements, such as secondary ticketing for events
  • Agreements for platforms acting as an online intermediary service
  • Harmonisation between your terms of business and other commercial contracts, such as distribution agreements.

Our commercial solicitors have experience drafting all types of e-commerce agreements, with a thorough understanding of laws relating to online trading. Whatever your commercial objectives, we are confident we have a solution that achieves the dual goals of preserving the customer experience while ensuring your company is well protected from risk.

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Cookie Taste Test

We are offering a free taste test to let you know quickly whether or not your website’s existing cookies recipe is compliant with the latest requirements under UK laws.

You will receive a follow-up email with your baking results and the chefs’ personal review of your cookies.

TAKE THE TEST

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    Supporting you in ensuring compliance with data protection legislation

    As technology has advanced in recent years data, and specifically personal data, has become a central component of the vast majority of businesses. At the same time, a more strictly regulated legal framework has developed around privacy and data protection.

    • Key contact

      Patrick Wheeler

      Patrick Wheeler

      Partner - Head of IP & Data Protection

      ArrowView profile

    • The Team

      Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to provide you with creative, personalised solutions in a clear and understandable way.

      ArrowMeet the team

    • Our Publications

      Discover a wealth of invaluable guidance in the form of guides and brochures written by our expert lawyers.

      ArrowSee our downloads

    • Cookie Taste Test

      We are offering a free taste test to let you know quickly whether or not your website’s existing cookies recipe is compliant with the latest requirements under UK laws.

      ArrowTake the test

    Ensure your data protection practices are up to date with our CB Comply training package

    Compliance as a competitive advantage

    Regardless of size or location, businesses must ensure they are collecting, storing and using individuals’ personal data lawfully. Whilst it may seem onerous, good practice with regard to data privacy is, and will continue to be, crucial for your business from both a regulatory and reputational perspective, and strong compliance can certainly give you a competitive advantage.

    Since the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have implemented hybrid working procedures, adding another layer of complexity when it comes to securing personal data and preventing breaches.

    If you are uncertain of the current compliance position of your business or think there may be areas of data security still to be addressed and improved, you need advisers who can devise a practical and effective compliance strategy for your business now and in the future.

    Our Data Protection team support businesses across a wide range of industries in ensuring compliance with data protection legislation, including the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

    We offer a range of services, including:

    • An assessment of your business to evaluate your current policies and procedures and identify any GDPR compliance requirements;
    • Helping you to create and implement a pragmatic compliance programme, tailored specifically to your business and aligned with your commercial objectives;
    • If a data breach does occur, or if you receive a data subject access request, our DSAR and breach response support will assist you in dealing with the incident swiftly and efficiently, ensuring the least possible disruption to your business and your clients; and
    • Providing GDPR training to staff and/or management to ensure that data protection issues and potential issues can be recognised and dealt with before they become major challenges to your business.

    Data protection work highlights

    wine bottles
    Data protection

    Advising a wine platform

    We advised a wine platform on their online terms and conditions and related documentation.

    SPOTLIGHT

    E-Commerce Agreementsopen

    As the opportunities for digital businesses grow, so does the legislation. E-commerce regulations, distance selling regulations, consumer protection from unfair trading, electronic marketing regulations, GDPR and their international equivalents – all these regulations need to be complied with before you can sell online.

    We specialise in helping businesses navigate the complex area of e-commerce law, including the additional complexities associated with operating your businesses in foreign countries over the web. Our advice includes:

    • Website and mobile app development agreements
    • Hosting agreements
    • IT services contracts
    • Software licence agreements
    • Terms and conditions of sale to consumers, including cooling-off periods and cancellation
    • Website terms of use
    • Protecting intellectual property on the site (images, content, artwork)
    • Privacy and cookies policies
    • Data processing agreements and agreements governing international transfers of personal data
    • Contracting with overseas customers, clients and suppliers
    • Compliance with industry-specific regulatory requirements, such as secondary ticketing for events
    • Agreements for platforms acting as an online intermediary service
    • Harmonisation between your terms of business and other commercial contracts, such as distribution agreements.

    Our commercial solicitors have experience drafting all types of e-commerce agreements, with a thorough understanding of laws relating to online trading. Whatever your commercial objectives, we are confident we have a solution that achieves the dual goals of preserving the customer experience while ensuring your company is well protected from risk.

    COOKIE TASTE TEST

    We are offering a free taste test to let you know quickly whether or not your website’s existing cookies recipe is compliant with the latest requirements under UK laws.

    You will receive a follow-up email with your baking results and the chefs’ personal review of your cookies.

    TAKE THE TEST

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