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Our solicitors are here to support and advise your business on your GDPR-related compliance and commercial agreements, and on your general compliance strategy in relation to the UK GDPR.

We have extensive experience and can assist you on your compliance programmes and provide solutions to all your UK GDPR legal issues.

GDPR Legal services

We understand the complexity recent GDPR and data protection changes in the UK legislation has bought to the UK businesses and the anxiety it has caused many business owners in ensuring they achieve compliance in the UK. We can help you understand the effects of the UK GDPR on your business and the solutions required to meet the legal standards.

Our solicitors can assist in the following areas:

  • Review of your handbook and policy documents;
  • Review and/or preparation of your online-oriented documents;
  • Check your commercial contracts (especially as they would usually touch on your data/ information transmission between the parties); and
  • General business advice in respect of your data processing activities

What is “personal data” under the UK GDPR?

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) defines “personal data” as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual”.  By saying “identifiable living individual”, the DPA 2018 means a natural living person who can be identified in reference to “name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier” or “specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the individual”.  The “data subject” means the identified or identifiable living individual to whom personal data relates.

What about data relating to a company?

Information about companies or public authorities itself is not categorised as “personal data”.  But information about the individuals acting as sole traders, employee, partners, and/or company directors may constitute personal data.

What should I do first?

First and foremost you must ensure your policies are compliant with the UK GDPR.

If you would like to discuss anything in respect of your UK GDPR related issues and/or to have your policy and/or other documents reviewed/updated, please feel free to contact Mayumi Hawkes on