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Data Protection Solicitors

What is the Data Protection Act?

The Data Protection Act (DPA) sets out regulations for individuals and organisations who store the data of living people, and preserves the rights to those people whose data has been stored.

Any business that processes personal information in the United Kingdom must notify the Information Commisioner's Office and follow all the guidelines imposed by the DPA.

At Hutharts, we assist businesses in the navigation of the data protection labyrinth. We help our clients prepare and implement a strategy that complies with DPA regulations while upholding the best commercial interests of the business.

What Information is Protected?

The processing of the personal information of others, such as clients, suppliers, and employees, is a necessity in business. The information covered by the DPA includes:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Contact Information
  • Employment History
  • Medical Conditions
  • Financial Records
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Credit History

Data Protection Expertise at Hutharts Law

Personal information can only be used in the context of which the individual it concerns expects it to be used. A business that contravenes this can leave itself open to criminal lawsuits.

Our data protection lawyers offer a pragmatic, personalised strategy geared to your commercial objectives. We inform you as to what data you can collect, what you can do with that data, how long you can hold it, and how to dispose of it. We deliver a full range of advice that covers all the complexities of the DPA, and using our broad base of commercial expertise we advise on how to optimize your business's effectiveness within the intricate bounds of data protection.



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