In today’s digital age, the protection of personal data is of paramount importance. With the implementation of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), businesses face increased responsibilities and obligations when it comes to handling and processing personal data. At Oracle Solicitors, we understand the complexities of data protection and UK GDPR compliance and offer expert legal services to help safeguard your business and ensure compliance with the latest regulations.
The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), as applicable following the end of the Brexit implementation period, addresses a number of distinct data protection regimes in UK data protection law:
UK GDPR contains parts of the EU version of the GDPR ((EU)2016/679)), the DPA 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2326).
The EU GDPR may apply to UK controllers or processors who have an establishment in the EU. Therefore, you could be subject to dual data protection regulatory regimes. It is therefore essential to obtain legal advice at an early stage to clarify your position and obtain advice from our specialists.
You could face a fine of up to 4% of global turnover of the preceding financial year or £17.5 million (whichever is the greater) for grievous breaches and up to 2 % of annual global turnover of the preceding financial year or £8.75 million (whichever is the greater) for other breaches.
There are various obligations for the controllers and processors which they must observe and obey by.
UK GDPR Definitions
A controller is an individual (including a company) who determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
A processor is an individual who processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Processing covers collecting, recording, storing, using and erasure or destruction of data.
How we can help
Whether malicious or inadvertent, internal or external, breaches of data security have the potential to cause extreme disruption to individuals and businesses. As the frequency, severity and public awareness of data incidents have grown, the risks of reputational damage, substantial regulatory penalties and litigation from aggrieved data subjects have increased significantly, pushing business concern over data protection ever higher up in the corporate agenda.
Oracle Solicitors advises businesses and individuals with regard to data security, data protection policies, ICO investigations and audits, UK GDPR compliance and the defence of criminal and administrative proceedings under the data protection legislation.
We can ensure that mistakes are put right, private information stays private and that compensation is received for financial damage and emotional distress.
Should you ever require assistance, our experts can offer you the advice and assistance you need in making the necessary applications throughout. Please call 020 3051 5060 or leave your message with your contact details and we will get back to you.
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