Privacy & GDPR

Data Protection: How can barrister’s assist?

The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 are complex and highly technical. They create significant obligations on data controllers and data processors and substantial rights for data subjects. Anyone who considers that their personal data is being held or used unlawfully is entitled to request that it is corrected or deleted. They are also entitled to seek damages through the courts. Barristers can assist with each sate of that process on behalf of the data subject or the data controller. 

The GDPR also provides for regulation and oversight by the Information Commissioner, who can impose substantial monetary penalties. Barristers can advise on this issue. 

In addition barristers can use their expertise to provide training on the GDPR or to design policies and procedures that are compliant, to handle regulatory discussions with the Information Commissioner and to draft Data Protection Impact Assessments. 


Why should I choose a barrister?

Barristers are experts in the law. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use their advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.


Who is the best barrister for me?

If you need expert advice on a data protection matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next. myBarrister can put you in direct touch with a barrister who is an expert on data protection and the GDPR and can advise you in situations where you are in disagreement or dispute.

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