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Data Protection and Privacy Specialist data protection and privacy solicitors in Milton Keynes

The rules surrounding data protection and privacy have become increasingly strict and businesses can face substantial penalties for breaking them. Data is also a valuable business asset and understanding how to protect it to both secure your sensitive information and avoid a breach that could cause extensive damage to your business and its reputation is essential.

At Heald Solicitors in Milton Keynes, our commercial team work with a wide variety of businesses, providing advice and guidance in respect of data protection and privacy issues.

We can work with you to draw up clear and concise data control policies, including website privacy policies. We can give you advice on managing your data and understanding where it exists and how to treat it. This includes ensuring you have the right employee policies in place so that your employees know how to handle data as well as understanding that their own data is secure and private.

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Data protection and privacy is a complex area of law and has changed over recent years with both the adoption of the GDPR and the fact of “Brexit”. Most businesses need help with management and compliance. By engaging a legal expert, you can be sure that you are not inadvertently breaking the law and that your data is as secure as possible, meaning a lower risk of an incident.


The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, requires anyone holding or using someone’s personal data to do so under strict principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency, for a set purpose, collecting the minimum amount of data necessary and in accordance with rules over storage, confidentiality and accountability.

An important part of compliance is carrying out a data audit. Our team can advise you on how to approach this and recommend any necessary changes to your policies to ensure you do not breach the rules.

At Heald Solicitors in Milton Keynes, our commercial team work with a wide variety of businesses, providing advice and guidance in respect of data protection and privacy issues.

Your data protection and privacy policies

Every business will need policies in place dealing with various aspects of data protection and control. Essential policies are:

  • A data protection policy
  • A data breach plan
  • A data breach register

You may also require:

  • A client ID policy, if you require clients to provide personal identification
  • An employee privacy policy, if you have employees
  • A data protection impact assessment

You will also need external policies in place for people outside of your organisation. They should cover everything from how long you keep someone’s personal data to how you use cookies on your website. You will generally need to put the following policies in place:

  • Privacy policy
  • Website privacy policy

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Our data protection and privacy services

We can advise you in respect of internal and external data protection issues and policies, to include the following:

  • Advising in respect of data audits – guidance on how to conduct an effective data audit, how to legally process data and recommended changes to your policies;
  • Advising and drafting privacy policies – putting clear and comprehensive policies in place as a strong legal foundation to protect data under your control;
  • GDPR consultation – ensuring you are compliant with the regulation;
  • Support in the event of a data breach – guidance and advice on dealing with a data incident.
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For expert advice contact our data protection and privacy solicitors

At Heald Solicitors, our data protection and privacy solicitors can advise you across all aspects of data management, privacy, control and compliance.

While our office is in Milton Keynes, we regularly work with clients throughout England and Wales, often remotely, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care wherever you are located.

If you wish to talk to an expert data protection and privacy solicitor, please get in touch with our legal expert David Dees .

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