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Personal data covers a wide variety of different information, from employees’ appraisals and references to customers’ contact and payment details. As a result virtually every business in the UK processes personal data in some manner, especially with the rise of modern technology.
The way in which these organisations can store, collect and use this information is already governed by extensive legislation, and with further regulations due to come into force over the next few years it has never been so important to ensure that you comply with data protection law.
We are aware that many can see data protection as a bit of a minefield but our lawyers are able to help take the stress and confusion out of compliance. We can advise you on your obligations, ensure that your contracts are in line with data protection legislation and prepare your privacy policies.
We are also able to guide you on how to respond to subject access requests, helping to ensure that you balance the rights of the individual making the request with your own business needs and advising of the various deadlines with which you need to respond to these requests.
We can even carry out audits on your business, reviewing your documentation, databases and practices and suggesting ways in which they can be improved to comply with current and upcoming guidance and laws. Where consumer, marketing or privacy law also applies we can advise on these areas as well offering a full service.
For any further advice on data protection please contact Edwina today to see how we can help.
“We have always received excellent, concise advice from Laceys which was invaluable help when starting our brand and securing our trademarks. Not only that but Edwina is a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was as simple and easy as possible for us.”
“The expertise, patience, professionalism and understanding provided by Edwina was exactly what we needed. The guiding hand and excellent advice helped us navigate the legal implications of a new business activity and we're extremely grateful for that.”
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“Edwina Young has provided invaluable advise and assisted in numerous areas including contract creation, trade mark registration and international company formation. All delivered in a clear and detailed way, in the time frame we needed.”
Edwina works within our Corporate and Commercial team and advises an entire spectrum of clients, from start up businesses through to large international corporations, on a wide range of commercial and corporate issues. Her areas of expertise include commercial contracts, intellectual property, charity law and regulatory law.
Having been described as both “knowledgeable” and “a great IP lawyer” in recent years Legal 500 results, Edwina enjoys building an ongoing relationship with her clients, understanding their business in order that she can offer practical and tailored advice.
Outside of the office Edwina’s interests include yoga, trying new fitness classes and exploring new countries (when she finds the time). She is also a Grade 8 standard pianist.
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