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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 introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 also saw the biggest change to data protection law for over 20 years, bringing with it important new obligations that businesses need to adhere to, or be faced with hefty fines for non-compliance.

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 or Charlotte today to see how we can help.

Laceys are recognised in the Legal 500, an independent guide to leading law firms in the UK, for their Corporate and Commercial expertise.

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    Edwina Bones

    Associate — Corporate and Commercial

    Direct dial: 01202 377824

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    Edwina has returned to Laceys after working for Womble Bond Dickinson in Southampton and is an Associate within our Corporate and Commercial team. Edwina specialises in commercial contracts, intellectual property and charity law and has experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of agreements. Since qualifying in 2011, she has advised a range of businesses in various sectors. This includes a secondment working in-house for a well-known multi-national retailer.

    Edwina has been listed in the Legal 500 as having an “incredible knowledge and a drive to do things right’. She enjoys getting to know a client’s business in order that she can provide tailored, practical advice.

    Outside of work Edwina enjoys practising yoga, walking her energetic Labrador in the beautiful Dorset countryside and generally keeping active as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.

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