data protection & security

Individuals and businesses are required to comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA) when it comes to the handling of personal and sensitive information. If you are accused of mishandling this data, you will face an investigation, which can result in prosecution, civil claims and fines, as well as significant damage to an organisation’s reputation.

If you are facing allegations of mishandling data, it is important you seek legal advice on how to approach proceedings in the right way. The data protection solicitors at Burton Copeland are experienced in handling cases of this nature, so get in touch today by calling 0161 827 9500, or by filling in our contact form.

types of data protection and security offences

It is a business’s responsibility to appropriately manage data with strict controls, if this doesn’t happen, it can lead to a criminal investigation. Failure to adhere to responsibilities include:

  • Not specifying how information will be used
  • Taking unnecessary data
  • Keeping information longer than required
  • Not taking appropriate measures to protect data
  • Violating the rights of people, including not providing access to information

burton copeland is here to help

Whatever the circumstances of your case, our solicitors can provide comprehensive advice and representation to those facing an investigation. We will regularly update you on the progress of your case, explain your rights throughout proceedings, and provide you with options for the stages ahead of you.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so whenever you need some advice you can get in touch with our experts. We can also let you know if legal aid is possibility.

contact the experts

If you are facing allegations of mismanaging data, or are involved in prosecution proceedings with the authorities, get help today by contact our Manchester office. You can either call us on 0161 827 9500 during office hours, on 0161 832 7834 at any other time, or fill in our enquiry form to let us know you want us to get in touch with you.