Data Protection

Our data protection barristers are very experienced and provide specialist advice on all aspects of data protection and freedom of information law.

The team advises companies, individuals, local government and a wide range of public bodies on the correct usage of data under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Privacy Regulations, and requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We provide expert advice on the following matters:

  • Data protection breaches.
  • Data protection investigations.
  • Subject access requests. This is most often used by individuals who want to see a copy of the information an organisation holds about them.
  • Freedom of information requests.
  • Claiming compensation for damage and distress. This would include financial loss or physical harm; and a level of upset, or emotional or mental pain, that goes beyond annoyance or irritation, strong dislike, or a feeling that the processing is morally abhorrent.
  • Request for information held by public authorities.

Data Protection Barristers