Nicola McNeely, Commercial Partner and Head of Technology at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

GDPR and Data Protection

Data is key to business and it can often provide a commercial advantage. From customer insights to internal processes, data is all around us. Using it correctly and protecting the information you hold is therefore crucial for any organisation.

We help you to set up procedures to manage your data effectively and to make sure that you follow the GDPR and any other relevant legislation. And if something goes wrong and you suffer a data breach, we’re here to support you through the process.

Managing and protecting your data

With strict regulations in place to protect data and how it is collected, stored and used, getting good processes in place from the start is vital. We have experience advising clients on all the policies and procedures needed to manage the data you hold. As a full-service law firm, we regularly advise clients on data protection across a range of different circumstances including employment data, medical, sensitive family law matters with large amounts of personal data, commercial contracts, sales and acquisitions, and insolvency.

The earlier we are involved, the more support we can provide, ensuring that you are compliant from day one. If, however, you find yourself in situation where data has been breached, we will assess the situation promptly, establishing the facts and advising you of the implications and steps you need to take. We also support individuals on their rights under data protection laws.

Keeping our clients compliant

All organisations process and manage data. From an independent baker with a small list of clients and suppliers to a multinational tech giant with a dedicated data protection team focussing on compliance.

We have advised significant sized clients on the management of international data transfers, many of which have been complex, both in terms of timeframes and the different regulations which have needed to be followed.

Our clients also include those processing large amounts of personal and sensitive data. These types of data are more heavily controlled and require additional levels of protection and security. For an individual, having your data used incorrectly, maintained inaccurately, or stolen as part of a data breach can have significant consequences. Our thorough understanding of data protection allows us to support you throughout the process, advising you on your rights, requesting that information is corrected or deleted, and supporting you with a claim if your data has been breached.

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HCR are always prepared to go the extra mile to deliver a project on time and to budget. The most unique feature about HCR has to be the people. everyone in the organisation is highly motivated, experienced and has a robust understanding of our needs as a business. HCR has such a breadth of expertise to support in any situation. They are able to bring together the right team to support our needs. We have never found HCR to be wanting in any transaction.

Legal 500 2024 – Corporate and Commercial

Thank you for your highly flexible approach – fitting with our timeline can’t have been easy, especially considering you delivered such high-quality advice

Chris Paton MD of Quirk Solutions, and a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines

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