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Law Services for Businesses Data Protection & Cyber Security

Our expert GDPR lawyers advise clients on the full range of data protection matters to ensure your business is fully compliant with the law.

Understanding GDPR: Navigating Legal Complexities

Staying Ahead in a Changing Landscape

The realm of data protection law has evolved significantly with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) in the UK. Despite Brexit, GDPR is retained in UK domestic law through the DPA, demanding proactive assessments of data protection practices for full compliance.

Controlling Personal Data: Rights and Obligations

Navigating the Rights and Responsibilities

In today's dynamic climate, individuals have gained enhanced rights to control their personal data. Those handling such data bear extensive obligations to respect and protect these rights. Non-compliance poses risks of reputational damage, loss of contract opportunities, and potential fines. Depending on the nature of the breach, fines can reach up to £17.5 million or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater).

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Our Approach: Proactive Compliance, Tailored Solutions

Your Dedicated GDPR Partners

MacRoberts is your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of data protection and cyber security. Our approach is rooted in proactive compliance, offering tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of your business. Our GDPR lawyers are equipped to guide you through the intricacies of compliance, ensuring robust protection against cyber threats.

Why Choose MacRoberts for Data Protection?

Unmatched Expertise, Proven Results

Choose MacRoberts for unparalleled expertise and a track record of success in data protection and cyber security. Our team understands the critical importance of securing personal data in the digital age, and we are dedicated to providing strategic solutions that protect your business and uphold compliance standards.

Empower your business with the guidance it deserves. Contact MacRoberts for expert advice on data protection and cyber security.

How can we help you?

MacRoberts advises businesses on the full range of data protection and cyber security matters, including dealing with data breaches, procedures and policies, data auditing and mapping, big data, international data transfers and cyber security.

  • Data Breaches

    Our team can assist you in understanding whether your business has suffered a data breach and, where appropriate, advising on the next steps.

    Data Breaches
  • Policies & Documents

    We have a number of template policies and types of documentation to help your business comply with data protection law.

    Policies & Documents
  • Auditing & Mapping

    We can help you understand the flow of personal data within your organisation and implement any remedial actions to improve compliance.

    Auditing & Data Mapping
  • Big Data & Technology

    Our team advises on the deployment of big data technologies in compliance with data protection law.

    Big Data & Technology
  • International Reach

    We can help you ensure your data processing activities are fully compliant with GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act worldwide.

    International Reach of Data Protection Law
  • Cyber Security

    Our team can advise you on full compliance with the requirements to ensure your business is not at risk of cyber crime.

    Cyber Security & Cyber Crime
  • Information Technology & Outsourcing

    Our leading information technology lawyers can advise on all aspects of your business’s IT projects and contracts, acting for both UK-based and multinational organisations.

    Information Technology & Outsourcing
  • Regulatory & Compliance

    We support our clients in taking proactive steps to ensure their business does not fall foul of relevant ethics, anti-corruption and competition laws and regulations.

    Regulatory & Compliance

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we were one of the first law firms in Scotland to become accredited Living Wage employers.

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • Iso 14001 2015 Environmental Management

    MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark for 2023. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.

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