Partner and Head of Wills & Estate Planning at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson writes...
How many times have you made a telephone call to someone for information only to be told that your cannot have it because of Data Protection rules?
The reality is that this is a subject area that is rarely fully understood as the law around it is complex and so is often misapplied. In England and Wales under the Data Protection Act and other legislation, all individuals now have rights over how their personal data or information is used, stored and communicated and so businesses need to be very careful with the information that they receive from their customers which they intend to use or process in any way.
Andrew & Co LLP can advise your business on all aspects of data protection which includes the drafting of suitable data protection policies and clauses to insert into your contracts that will help to protect you.
If you would like further information or to make an appointment with a member of our Corporate & Commercial team, please contact us on 01522 512123 (Lincoln) or 01636 673743 (Newark).