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Privacy, Defamation and Freedom of Information

Technology advances are making it possible to process ever increasing volumes of data – “Big Data” is becoming an industry in its own right, enabling services that have never previously been possible.  At the same time, individuals are increasingly aware of, and concerned about, the ways in which information about them is used and concepts such as the “Right to be Forgotten” are appearing.  Consequently, this is an area in which lawmakers are keen to create and adapt legislation to ensure that it remains relevant in the modern world – in particular, the EU is currently considering proposals for a completely new data protection regime. 

Our experience of data protection and privacy matters ranges from drafting a simple privacy policy, to advising multi-national corporations regarding their obligations in the EU, and everything in between.

We have also assisted both public bodies and their suppliers with responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We advise on all manner of defamation issues, but have particular experience of defending web “publishers” of user generated content from claims that they are liable for the publication of such content.

If you would like a free initial chat with our team, please contact us on 020 7234 0200.