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Information Law

Navigating the data security and information governance maze

As organisations face increasing levels of regulation around the governance of data and information, we continue to provide clients with expertise to ensure they meet all of their statutory obligations. Our high level support around information governance and information security covers all areas, and includes legal advice and support in relation to:

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”)
  • The Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • The Data Protection Act 2018/Subject Access Requests and the drafting of responses to such requests and advice on any appropriate exemptions and redactions under such legislation as amended.
  • GDPR compliance
  • Complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regarding response complaints and data breach investigations
  • Responses to the ICO in relation to appeals to the First Tier Tribunal against ICO decisions on FOIA complaints
  • Information security and the risk/prevention of data breaches
  • Data privacy and data sharing within councils and with partner agencies/third parties. This includes the drafting of data sharing and processing agreements and general disclosure and data protection issues

Corporate advice on data security and information governance best practice

We can also advise you on:

  • Development and implementation of Multi-Agency Data Sharing Protocols
  • Strategic role at internal Corporate Information Governance Groups
  • Development and review of information governance policy suites of documents
  • Development of e-learning training modules
  • Review of corporate charging regime for responding to information requests

For help and guidance on your legal obligations around data and information governance, contact us.