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


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Our Lawyers - Andrew Allan-Jones

Andrew Allan-Jones

Partner Bristol

Andrew Allan-Jones is a specialist intellectual property lawyer with a…

Our Lawyers - Anne Crofts

Anne Crofts

Partner London - Walbrook

Anne Crofts has over 20 years' experience advising on commercial issues…

Our Lawyers - Campbell Dye

Campbell Dye

Partner London - Walbrook

Campbell Dye acts for a wide range of commercial clients including…

Our Lawyers - Charlotte Halford

Charlotte Halford

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Charlotte is a Senior Associate sitting across DAC Beachcroft's Commercial…

Our Lawyers - Aidan Healy

Aidan Healy

Legal Director Dublin

Aidan Healy joined DAC Beachcroft Dublin in 2014, after having trained and…

Our Lawyers - Sarah Hopton

Sarah Hopton

Senior Associate Bristol

Sarah is a senior associate in the commercial and technology team, working…

Our Lawyers - Jade Kowalski

Jade Kowalski

Partner London - Walbrook

Jade is a specialist data protection lawyer who advises clients across a…

Our Lawyers - Eleanor Ludlam

Eleanor Ludlam

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Eleanor is a specialist data protection and regulatory lawyer with…

Our Lawyers - Rowena McCormack

Rowena McCormack

Partner Dublin

Rowena is a litigation specialist with considerable experience in dealing…

Our Lawyers - Michael Peeters

Michael Peeters

Partner Leeds

Michael has experience in a wide variety of technology law areas including…

Our Lawyers - Gary Rice

Gary Rice

Partner Dublin

Gary is an experienced regulatory, information and commercial law…

Our Lawyers - Justin Tivey

Justin Tivey

Legal Director Bristol

Justin specialises in the professional liability claims and insurance…

Our Lawyers - Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams

Partner Bristol

Nick advises public and private sector clients on commercial transactions…