Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, balancing the drive towards openness and transparency, with the need to protect individuals' information has become more difficult than ever for authorities.
Individuals' knowledge of their information rights has further increased the pressure on local authorities to ensure that their compliance with the relevant statutory regimes is nothing less than perfect. Additionally, the increasing need to share data with third party organisations has placed a significant burden on authorities to ensure they do so where necessary and appropriate, but in compliance with the law.
The challenges in this area are set to further increase in 2018 when data protection law will be subject to a significant overhaul. Organisations are being encouraged to start preparing for these changes as soon as possible to ensure compliance.
Bevan Brittan has an in-depth knowledge of the unique challenges that face our local authority clients. Our Information Law team is on hand to provide accessible and high-quality advice, ranging from one off queries and instructions to retainer style arrangements, to give you comfort that your authority is legally compliant in this complex area.
We provide advice that is both pragmatic and cost-effective, ensuring that matters are managed proactively. This includes:
If you would to receive any information regarding our information law services please contact a member of the Information Law team (overleaf) or your usual Bevan Brittan contact.
Meet the Information Law team