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We help businesses pick their way through what can seem like a minefield—your responsibilities under a range of complex data laws & regulations including the EU General Data Protection Regulation. You might be surprised to hear what some of those responsibilities are, yet the fines for breach can be devastating for your organisation, its reputation, and you personally.  

The Information Commissioner's Office can issue fines of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.


The public’s greatest concerns are security (96%) and passing or selling their personal data on to other organisations (95%).


You could get a criminal conviction, and a fine of £5,000, just for not notifying the ICO that you’re processing personal data.


"The unlawful trade in personal data is the scourge of the digital age... Data theft is no victimless crime."
- Information Commissioner


Our consultants offer data protection advice, audits, policies, training and other support to help your organisation stay on the right side of the law.

About the ICO and the law

The Data Protection Act applies to every business or anyone who processes personal data, who then has responsibilities under:

  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • CCTV code of practice 2008
  • The CAP code (and the many regulations surrounding the advertising & marketing of your organisation)
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the official arbiter of information rights. It upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.


Good business sense

You may feel that compliance with these data laws and regulations is a painful burden—but we genuinely believe that good data protection can benefit your organisation, because:

  • It can bring significant, tangible benefits which far outweigh the effort and costs involved in complying with the Data Protection Act and other laws/regulations
  • The alternative (of ignoring privacy and leaving personal data inadequately protected) leaves you open wide to serious risks.

Our consultants can help your organisation to minimise its risk and to benefit from compliance. Just give us a call and we'll tell you how!


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