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Data Protection and IT

The world of data and IT is defined by its continuous innovation and change. We understand the importance of adapting and making decisions quickly and effectively, ensuring we bring you fresh ideas and new industry standards and keeping you ahead of the competition.

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Data protection

We advise commercial, charity and public sector organisations on data protection, privacy and freedom of information.

We take a practical and commercial attitude aimed at minimising the burden of compliance. Our approach is risk based, identifying real threats and providing you with the tools to tackle them without making unrealistic recommendations.

If you are considering changing the way you collect data or making new uses of data, we can help ensure that you comply with data protection requirements. Our team regularly advises on the data protection aspects of acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing.

Our expertise in the data protection and privacy requirements of e-commerce and email marketing means we are able to help you design compliant data capture systems and campaigns.

We also defend organisations facing data protection claims by individuals and investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office. As a result we understand how to deal with the contentious aspects of data protection.

 

Technology

Our expertise in technology contracts, combined with a wealth of commercial experience, means we can help you avoid many of the common pitfalls. Advising businesses, charities and public sector organisations, we advise companies from a range of sectors on information technology, procurement, software development and licensing,

Our advice helps you avoid making legal commitments you cannot honour and ensure that your business objectives match what it says in the contract. If things go wrong we can help you resolve disputes.

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Tozers Insights

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Homeworking and the importance of cybersecurity

Posted on 25th March 2021 in Intellectual Property, Coronavirus Pandemic

Having staff working remotely has presented significant challenges for many businesses, but one of the most difficult to address is the increased cybersecurity risk. As many companies did not have sufficient opportunity to prepare for the transition to homeworking, they may not have identified potential cybersecurity issues. Moreover, it is now much harder to monitor staff and ensure they are following safe practices.

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Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor
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Firm pays £45,000 in damages to a competitor for copyright infringement

Posted on 25th March 2021 in Intellectual Property

The case has raised eyebrows amongst lawyers used to ‘taking inspiration’ from other lawyers’ work.  After all, the efficient practice of law is made possible by using precedent documents adapted over and over to suit successive clients’ instructions. 

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor