Information law

From data protection to your policy on smartwatches

We provide advice and assistance to clients in the private sector 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 relevant legislation.

Since 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) has been in force. The new UK Data Protection Bill transposes the GDPR and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. The new rules impact on the way in which organisations manage and process any information relating to identifiable or identified individuals.

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 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).

Information Law is a broad and dynamic area of law covering everything from GDPR 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
  • GDPR, FOISA and EIR compliance requirements
  • GDPR and FOISA policies and procedures, including EIR charging schedules
  • Data transfer agreements
  • Direct marketing
  • Data security
  • Data retention schedules
  • Entry into data sharing arrangements
  • Information governance and records management
  • Interface between FOISA and GDPR
  • 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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