Information Law
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Information Law

DAC Beachcroft’s information law practice covers the provision of data privacy, confidentiality, freedom of information, environmental information and data security breach management advice.

We are in an era where vast quantities of information are stored electronically, and businesses are seeking to develop deeper insights into their customers and markets in order to get a competitive advantage. We now see our clients purchasing technology and expertise, which is enabling them to incorporate new types of information from inside and outside an organisation in a way that is easier to access and manage, and is ultimately more insightful than ever before.

However with these increased information volumes and new technology comes new risks. With data privacy obligations set to become a lot more prescriptive under the proposed European General Data Protection Regulation, fines for non-compliance set to increase to 4% of a company’s annual worldwide turnover, security breaches hitting company's profits and responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act making the headlines, compliance with information law obligations has risen to the boardroom agenda.

What we do

Our information law team provides clear and pragmatic advice on your information law obligations to keep you safe from legal challenge while maintaining your organisation's commercial interests. This includes compliance with data protection laws, duties of confidence, marketing laws and guidance, freedom of information, environmental information regulations.

We are also instructed for our expertise in co-ordinating global data protection compliance projects. We have formulated a panel of handpicked data protection specialist law firms in jurisdictions across the world to provide our clients with a seamless global advice. This comprises of DAC Beachcroft offices across the world and a panel of bespoke best friend law firms.

What we are known for

Our team is divided into sector specialists so that our clients also get the benefit of our wider sector expertise incorporating knowledge of sector specific guidance, regulation and market practice. We provide advice which reflects all aspects of the client's legal duties and identifies practical steps that can be taken to manage risks appropriately – this is what makes us first choice of information law adviser for many clients in our chosen sectors.

For further information on our sector specific information law team and our experience in those sectors, please see:

Detailed elements of our services


What our clients say

"The people I deal with in the IT team are all good to work with, both professionally and personally. They provide a good service and provide value-added services." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition

"The firm was reliable and helpful, and was enthusiastic about working with us. I would recommend them." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition

"They are all very friendly, approachable and accommodating, and they translate legal jargon into layman's language." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition

"They are always prepared to go the extra mile and are always thinking about ways to make our lives easier ... Very practical and focused on the key issues." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition

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