How can Capsticks help?
- Data protection
We offer a full service across all aspects of advisory, transactional, and contentious data protection law, including the involvement of the regulator.
We can advise on the lawfulness of proposed uses of data including the introduction of new technology, documenting information sharing arrangements and data processing agreements (including in relation to international data transfers), completing Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and support for Data Protection Officers (DPOs).
We help data controllers respond effectively to subject access requests and other requests made by data subjects. We also advise on managing incidents, ICO investigations, claims and complaints, as well as policy development and delivery of training.
- Freedom of information
Capsticks assists public authorities with the preparation of replies to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), assisting with referrals to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and representation in specialist tribunals. We have an excellent track record in achieving successful outcomes for our clients where there are disputes about their FOIA responses.
- Common law duty of confidentiality and special rules
We advise organisations dealing with highly-sensitive information on maintaining confidentiality, records recovery, and ensuring the appropriate use of confidential information.
Our experts also counsel clients on compliance with the additional technical legal requirements (for instance under the Access to Health Records Act, NHS legislation and equality and human rights law), statutory guidance and obligations under professional codes of practice which affect many of them. Capsticks’ information law advice connects with other legal issues and the broader commercial, practical and reputational factors affecting your organisation.