Data Protection and Data Breach

We have a number of barristers who specialise in the niche area of data protection and data breach work.

The team have significant experience advising both individual claims and group actions, and regularly receive a range of high-profile instructions in this developing practice area.

Our experience includes:-

  • Silk and junior instructed to advise on a potential group action against Ticketmaster after a significant data breach.
  • Silk and junior instructed to advise on a group action to help victims of the Equifax data hack. The group action is being initiated after Equifax was fined a six figure sum by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
  • Advising on a group action to help victims of Dixons Carphone data loss claim compensation.
  • Advising a company on a new business model and its compliance with GDPR.
  • Representing a large telecommunications company in relation to alleged data breaches.

Our members also provide advice and representation for companies and private individuals on their rights and responsibilities under GDPR and under the Freedom of Information Act, where requests are made for personal data held by public authorities, as well as in relation to criminal and civil investigations by the industry regulator (the ICO).

The team has gone from strength to strength as this area of law has continued to develop. Members have written several articles on data protection and the new digital age and have delivered lectures and video briefings on the subject.

The Team