From data protection to your policy on smartwatches

We provide advice and assistance to clients in the public, private and third sectors on all aspects of the law relating to gathering, holding, processing, securing, using and providing access to information.

In the course of its operation, your organisation will gather a substantial amount of personal data relating to suppliers, customers, employees and others with whom it interacts. In doing so, your organisation must comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The DPA applies to all personal data that you hold in electronic form and (depending on your sector) selected highly structured paper records.

Our team can help you to comply with the regulations surrounding data to ensure you follow legal requirements and best practice. In particular, we can help you respond to requests for personal data and in addressing DPA issues relevant to the operation of your website and direct marketing activities.  We can also assist in the event of an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

If you are a public authority subject to the the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we can advise you on handling requests for information, including application of the exemptions, and undertaking reviews.

Information Law is a broad and dynamic area of law covering everything from Data Protection and Freedom of Information to data security, wearable technology such as smartwatches, and cybercrime.

Our team can help you to comply with the regulations surrounding data to ensure you follow legal requirements and best practice

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Why choose us?

Backed by the strength of one of Scotland’s leading law firms, we have in-depth understanding of the sectors in which you operate and can advise you accordingly from our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

We provide clear, practical and commercially focused advice, entrenched in a deep understanding of your organisational needs, ensuring that you not only comply with the law but are able to deal with any practical and regulatory issues which arise. 


Our services

We can provide you with help and guidance on the following areas of information law:

  • BYOD (bring your own device)
  • CCTV
  • Compliance audits
  • DPA, FOISA and EIR compliance requirements
  • DPA and FOISA policies and procedures, including EIR charging schedules
  • Data transfer agreements
  • Direct marketing
  • Data security
  • Data retention schedules
  • Entry into data sharing arrangements (both private & public sector)
  • Information governance and records management
  • Interface between FOISA and DPA
  • Mobile apps
  • Outsourcing and data transfer agreements
  • Privacy and cookie policies
  • Registration with the ICO
  • Requests for information and personal data
  • Social media
  • Staff monitoring
  • Staff training
  • Website compliance
  • Wearable technology

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