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Data Protection and Compliance

Data Protection and Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, has brought a renewed focus on data protection for business in every industry, following the introduction of the Data Protection Act 2018.

All organisations are obliged to put processes in place for the purpose of data protection, and compliance is an ongoing issue rather than a one-off exercise.

As well as ensuring that new data is collected, processed and stored securely, all new business processes will also have to be risk-assessed for their potential effect on data security.

“The people from Loch Associates Group were always friendly and professional and  were happy to help with all subsequent queries. We have no hesitation in continuing to work with them to ensure our continued compliance. ”

IT Manager, Accountancy firm

How Loch Employment Law can help

Loch Employment Law are experts in data legislation and can provide a number of services, including:

  • Auditing and reviewing your current level of compliance
  • Data compliance training
  • Assisting with the ongoing and regular review of data handling policies
  • Drafting or reviewing privacy policies for handbooks and contracts
  • Helping you to demonstrate compliance by design and by default
  • Advising companies from outside the EU on adhering to GDPR requirements when maintaining a presence in the UK

We can help you to ensure that your business complies with the legislation, giving you the tools and the confidence to easily demonstrate secure data handling practices.

The consequences of not complying with GDPR

Failure to comply with the legislation can result in very large fines, which can be up to 4% of a company’s global turnover or €20 million (whichever is the larger amount).

In addition to financial penalties, data security breaches can be disastrous for the reputation of a business – if a company is targeted by a hacker and customer data is leaked as a result, the subsequent PR challenge could affect your reputation, share prices and more.

Loch Employment Law are also specialists in handling Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), and can take care of all parts of the response process for you. For more information, please see our dedicated DSAR page.

“The expertise of Loch Employment Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough at explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome”

Senior Professional

“Thanks for all your help. Very impressed how you pressed the negotiations forward on Wednesday to allow us to reach a quick resolution.”

App Developer

“Being a new employer can be very daunting but she gave me the confidence to forge ahead with the process always explaining things in a straight forward manner.”

Dave Mac, Employer