On the 25th May 2018, the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. GDPR is the current framework for data protection which is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe and give greater protection and rights to individuals. All companies, regardless of size, will need to be even more diligent about the personal information that is held and processed, and every organisation that handles personal data will need to have proper processes and policies in place in order to do this.
How Barr Ellison LLP will look after your personal data
At Barr Ellison, we have always taken the responsibility of the management and security of your personal data extremely seriously. We have been working across all areas of our organisation to ensure that we are up to date with the requirements of GDPR.
What personal data does Barr Ellison LLP hold?
If you are already a client of ours, we use personal data where it is necessary in order to:
- Enter into a contract and deliver services to you;
- Comply with a legal duty;
- Protect your vital interests or the vital interests of those around you;
- For our own lawful interests or those of other organisations, provided your rights don’t override these.
We will only use personal data about you for the purpose(s) it was collected for, closely related purposes, and for marketing. Some of the personal information we may hold on you includes your: name, telephone number, and email address.
We may also retain your data for the purposes of our own risk management in line with our insurance requirements. We will however, never distribute, share, sell or lease your personal information unless we have your explicit permission, or we are required by law to do so.
Your rights over your personal data:
The Information Commissioner’s Office website details the enhanced data protection rights that individuals have under GDPR. They include the right: to be informed, of access, to rectification, to erasure, to restrict processing, to data portability and to object.
You can request any of the above by contacting:
Robert Curry, Risk and Compliance Partner
T: 01223 417200
Should Robert be absent, please get in touch with:
Sarah Martin, Partner
T: 01223 417200