GDPR, Data & Privacy

Our team offers practical steps to address associated legal, business and reputational risks of data protection & privacy issues

SA Law's Data & Privacy team comprises data protection, employment, HR, commercial and marketing experts as well as non-lawyer specialists, allowing us to give the full spectrum of advice to cover every angle from supplier relationships to staff issues and managing client data correctly. 

We can help you and your business with a range of compliance issues and related matters including:  

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance 
  • Critical compliance advice in corporate transactions
  • Strategic advice during on merger and harmonisation of databases following acquisition
  • Data protection notices, privacy policies and compliance manuals, including advising on opt-ins and opt-outs
  • The structuring of contracts and compliance procedures 
  • Partnership, joint venture (JV) and affinity arrangements 
  • Advising on privacy and compliance matters for website platforms and mobile applications
  • Full compliance audits 
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and compliance, including drafting FOI clauses in contracts and advising on how to respond to information requests.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR introduces new obligations and penalties for the way personal data is handled and UK organisations must comply when dealing with customers, employees, supplies and other individuals.

It is the biggest shake-up in data protection law for 20 years, and ushers in a new era of personal data transparency and accountability. Organisations that fail to comply with the new law risk fines of up to 4% of their global annual turnover or €20m, whichever value is greater.

Why is it happening?

The digital age has increased risk for individuals, particularly with the escalating threat of cyber crime and identity theft.

GDPR brings the law up to date by raising the bar for personal data handling and protection, as well as introducing some ground-breaking changes.

SA Law's GDPR Compliance Downloads & Resources

We have developed a number of helpful guides and tools to help you and your business maintain GDPR compliance. Download them by clicking on the links below.

SA Law GDPR - Helping you understand the new era of data protection

SA Law GDPR - Roadmap to Compliance

SA Law GDPR - Employment Lifecycle

SA Law GDPR - Hints & Tips

Read our latest views & insight about the GDPR
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GDPR one year on

Subject access requests and complaints have been commonplace since the GDPR came into effect. Find out more about the trends and traps.

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What to expect in Data Protection Law in 2019

Our Data Protection Team highlight what we can expect to see from the Data Protection Act in 2019 and the potential impact of E-Privacy Regulations.

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Google issued with £44m fine over GDPR breach

Head of Employment and Data Protection, Chris Cook, explains Google's GDPR breach that led to landmark £44 million fine.

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What is the difference between a controller and processor under the Data Protection Act 2018?

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection, Chris Cook describes how to distinguish between a processor and controller under GDPR.

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GDPR - 6 Months On

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection Chris Cook comments on the impacts of GDPR over the past 6 months.

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ICO publishes passwords and encryption guidance

Partner, Chris Cook, identifies the new ICO guidance on passwords in online services and encryption under GDPR.

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GDPR and SARs; staying compliant and protected

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection, Chris Cook writes in Education Executive about the GDPR and SARs.

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Divorce and the GDPR

In the Financial Times Adviser, Marilyn and Chris discuss the implications of being jointly instructed by one party in the proceedings.

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