If your organisation processes personal data, it is likely to be affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 as well as other privacy related legislation.
The GDPR introduced significant reforms to the data protection landscape in the UK. Organisations that fail to comply with the GDPR could be liable for penalties of up to the greater of 4% of turnover or £17m.
At Thorntons, our Data Protection and Information Security team comprising of legal and compliance experts, can help your organisation with advice and practical support on complying with data protection legislation and best practice. As part of this support, we offer training packages, Data Subject Rights support, data audit and gap analysis services, and outsourced Data Protection Officer Services.
Call us on 03330 430350 for advice and help on data protection compliance, or complete our online enquiry form.
Our specialist Data Protection lawyers are on hand with clear advice and help for you on all aspects of GDPR.
Practical, jargon-free advice
With our range of support, advice and training options, you can ensure your organisation is on track for GDPR compliance.
- Staff training on Data Protection changes and organisational responsibilities
- Data audit and gap analysis to establish the issues to be addressed
- Compliance guidance on what you need to do to meet the Data Protection requirements
- Data Protection Officer services to ensure effective fulfilment of this role
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What our clients say
CEO, Performance Leader
Like many organisations we knew GDPR would have a significant effect on our business. We turned to Thorntons for help to update our business contracts and agreements. Liam McMonagle and the team at Thorntons understood our business and international customer base. Their GDPR expertise and commercial awareness meant their approach was exactly what we wanted. Their practical advice and responsive service gave us exactly what we needed, when we needed it.
Head of Governance, Glasgow Caledonian University
We have found the DPO Services provided by Thorntons to be of a high, professional standard, and the flexibility of offering has been of great benefit to the University.
Director of Finance, The James Hutton Institute
We have found Thorntons outsourced DPO service invaluable in helping us to ensure we establish and maintain appropriate controls and procedures around data protection.
Nicky Reid | Chief Executive | SPFL Trust
We have been extremely satisfied with the services provided to us by Thorntons in relation to GDPR over the last 12 months. Thorntons are committed to producing work to a high standard and are very efficient and prompt with their responses. They are always looking to improve the quality of the service provided. If an answer requires additional information they will reach out to other team members in different departments for advice and guidance to ensure they are providing the level of detail required. Thorntons actively seek feedback and use it to enhance their work.
Julie Howe, Operations Manager, JourneyCall Limited
At Journeycall, we take security very seriously so our aim is to continually improve and develop our data protection framework to ensure its as robust as possible and the service we have received from Thorntons has been invaluable to that. As a trusted outsourcer we are responsible for controlling data as well as processing data on behalf of clients and it can be difficult to understand. Loretta has helped us to streamline our processes as well as develop comprehensive and effective training programmes and the team at Journeycall are competent in handling any situation that may arise. Feedback from the team has been very positive and we have made significant progress in such a short period of time. We look forward to continuing to work with Thorntons and we would recommend to any business who are looking for an independent and experienced DPO.
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Our Data Protection and Information Security team are ready to provide practical and commercial advice.