Data contracts are essential in today’s highly connected world. There is now a constant threat of cyber-attack. Organisations must be fully prepared for this. In addition there are increasing levels of governmental and EU security regulations which businesses must adhere to.
We create expertly drafted data contracts that are designed to meet all your organisation’s requirements. Our team of fully qualified, experienced solicitors will take the time to listen to your objectives and ensure that any data contracts we draft meet these goals and protect your best interests.
What are the eight data protection rules?
The Data Protection Act 1998 provides for eight principles when handling personal information. These are:
- Principle 1—personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully
- Principle 2—personal data must be obtained only for specified and lawful purposes
- Principle 3—personal data must be adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Principle 4—personal data must be accurate and kept up to date
- Principle 5—personal data must not be kept for longer than necessary
- Principle 6—personal data must be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
- Principle 7—there must be measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data
- Principle 8—there must be adequate protection for personal data transferred outside the EEA
We will ensure your data processing, supplier and employment contracts include clauses that demonstrate your compliance with these principles.
Will GDPR apply after Brexit?
The GDPR will become applicable in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.
Our solicitors will ensure your contracts are up to date with clauses that comply with the GDPR as they relate to the UK and international jurisdictions if your company has cross-border interests.
To discuss how we can assist you with data contracts, call our London office on 0203 670 5540 to make an appointment.