We are now living in a new world of technology and data. They are essential to both a business' operations and its success. However, as innovations move forward the challenges that these assets present will only increase. Our team of cyber security and data protection lawyers takes a pro-active approach to safeguarding your world.
Cyber attacks, special/sensitive data and data privacy regulations like GDPR are a worry for all businesses. The risk of financial loss and reputational damage is extremely real. We will work with you to both reduce any potential risks and manage them when they arise.
We have extensive experience advising national and international clients on their data protection, privacy and cyber security needs. Our team of legal professionals can help you strengthen your cyber security defences, protect your data and manage cyber breaches.
Cyber security and data protection services
We ask the questions that you didn't know you needed to. Making sure you stay compliant with global and domestic data privacy regulations, we help your business to have everything in place. From training and policies to privacy and data processing and management protocols, we help you to prepare for issues before they appear.
In the event of a cyber-attack, you need to avoid financial, legal and reputational damage as much as possible. You need to know you have got support around you that has the experience to act quickly and efficiently. Our priority is the best possible outcome for our clients. Our team of cyber security lawyers can advise you on reporting obligations, insurance considerations, potential class-action liability and managing investigations.
We cover all aspects of litigation concerning cyber security and data protection. From helping you settle on favourable terms or recovering damages and data, we can help develop a robust litigation strategy. Our approach will carefully assess the facts, your business objectives and the defences available to you.
No business wants to have a data breach. Apart from the potential regulatory penalties and reputational damage, there is also a risk of losing valuable information, time and revenue. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and mandatory breach reporting under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into force, regulators have seen a surge in data breaches being reported to them. Our dispute resolution experts can work with you to decrease the risk and impact of such an incident.
We can assist you with incident response planning, staff training and reviewing policies and processes. In the event of a breach, we can also help you fulfil reporting obligations, conduct investigations and take remedial action.
Requests for personal information/DSARs made to organisations under privacy laws such as the GDPR and PIPEDA are becoming increasingly common and can be difficult to handle. Our data protection solicitors can help you with DSARs and guide you through the process. Working in partnership with leading IT services providers, we give you access to a dedicated support team to help reduce time and cost.
Our services include helping you plan for DSARs through suitable processes and training. We can also advise on data collection and search methodologies as well as how to manage requests themselves.
Getting privacy notices and policies right is critical to any data protection and processing activity. We can support you in drafting these documents and keeping them updated as requirements change.
Our data protection audits assess your business to identify any issues that need to be rectified from a compliance perspective. We review your current processing activity and procedures and make recommendations based on the most up-to-date legislation.
A strong technical framework is just as important as having the correct data management policies. We work with experienced IT providers to rigorously test your systems. Using penetration testing, compliance reviews and social engineering security assessments we will help you to conduct gap analysis.
When data needs to be shared between parties, it is essential that the appropriate agreements are in place to safeguard your business. We can support you with contract negotiations with data controllers and processors, as well as third party service providers. We can also assist with negotiating and structuring Data Sharing Agreements.
Privacy laws will often set out how personal data can be transferred between jurisdictions. Our team can advise you on the action you need to take to ensure compliance with the relevant data privacy laws for the data you hold.
An experienced cyber security and data protection law firm
Online ticket company
Advised on a security incident involving customer data. Provided counsel on the data breach and PCI compliance, as well as implementing a breach response plan.
Advising international financial institutions in data breach crisis management and using new technologies. Advising on credit card operations, including cross-country reviews of consumer protection.
Assisting with advice around data protection, the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.
Loss of data
Advising many companies on data breaches caused by loss or theft of physical records, incorrect security settings or admin errors.
Acting for some of the largest global technology companies on specific privacy issues relating to their latest innovations and other aspects of data protection and GDPR compliance.
Airlines and airports
Advising a major airport on drafting agreements for IT procurement projects that were essential to the digital transformation of the business.
The international council of shopping centres
Carrying out a data protection audit, as well as creating and updating data maps, privacy notices, policies and terms and conditions.
Retail and web-based companies
Advising on remote data storage, privacy policies, information collection, employee data and anti-spam laws.
Health services provider
Provided cyber breach coaching services and coordinated notifications after the client had experienced unauthorised access to their cloud storage system.
Awards and recognition
They are the go-to firm for legal advice... they also have a nice way about them and are extremely approachable.Chambers UK
In the UK, Gowling WLG was recognised as 'Firm of the Year (Outside London)' by the Legal 500 Awards in 2019 for Technology, Media and Telecoms. Our Canadian team were also recognised in 2019 by Chambers Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for their work in technology. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 recognised the team for its work in technology law and privacy and data security law.
Our international team brings together professionals from across a wide range of services to provide an all-encompassing cyber security and data protection practice.
Our level of experience allows us to give advice that understands how data protection standards should differ across industries. Our cross-sector and cross-border work gives us knowledge with a high level of detail but a broad perspective.
Contact our International team
Our team of data protection lawyers spans across multiple jurisdictions. As information security and data privacy become more prevalent, your reputation and finances hang in the balance. Ensure you have practical and experienced counsel on hand to support you with your compliance and to guide you if the worst happens.
If you are seeking advice regarding data protection and cyber security, please do contact our team today.
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