For all your Information Law needs
We provide advice and assistance to clients in the private and public sectors on all aspects of the law relating to gathering, holding, processing, securing, using and providing access to information.
The introduction General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 had a significant 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 manage the processing of personal data, respond to requests for personal data and address 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 not limited to data protection and our team advises clients in the public sector regarding their obligations under legislation regulating access of information. This includes advising on the rules for freedom of information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), as well as re-use of public sector information and assisting with investigations by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
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 across Scotland.
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.
We can provide you with help and guidance on the following areas of information law:
- BYOD (bring your own device)
- Compliance audits
- GDPR, FOISA and EIRs compliance requirements
- GDPR and FOISA policies and procedures, including FOISA publication schemes and EIRs charging schedules
- Data processing agreements
- Direct marketing
- Data security
- Data retention schedules
- Entry into data sharing arrangements
- Information governance and records management
- Interface between FOISA, EIRs and GDPR
- Mobile apps
- Outsourcing and data transfer agreements, including for international transfers of data
- Privacy and cookie policies
- Registration with the ICO
- ICO and SIC investigations
- Requests for information and personal data
- Social media
- Staff monitoring
- Staff training
- Website compliance
- Wearable technology
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