Data protection training to address the needs of your business
We offer tailor-made GDPR training to a wide range of businesses. Produced and delivered by our data protection solicitors, our training materials are designed to target the specific GDPR requirements that apply to your organisation and the sector you operate in. Our GDPR training involves examining:
- Challenges presented by GDPR, looking at what you do, the kind of information you process and what aspects of GDPR you need to pay attention to.
- What is personal data? Scrutinizing what data GDPR covers and training relevant staff to recognise different categories of data.
- The seven principles of data protection under GDPR, including the security principle.
- Data breaches and steps to take following a breach.
- The difference between a data controller and a data processor and their respective rights and responsibilities.
- Specific responsibilities for relevant teams and employees. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for data protection training for staff. We base our training on the extent to which GDPR issues arise in the course of each employee’s work.
- Day-to-day GDPR compliance issues – our GDPR training courses use jargon-free materials that break complex issues down into an easily digestible format.
- Why compliance is important, focusing on possible ICO fines and other sanctions and illustrating how a good compliance record will benefit your business in the long run.
- The increased rights of individuals over their personal data under GDPR.
- The importance of getting the consent of individuals and identifying other lawful bases for processing data.
- Best practice for data storage and how to develop data retention policies.
- The data protection officer’s role and key responsibilities.
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Harper James solicitors don’t speak in the legalese which I have heard too many times from other solicitors and which is totally unhelpful. What I’m after is focused, considered advice about the specific situations that I face. By which I mean, do you think this is a good idea? Their response might be ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. One word is often all I’m looking for! My solicitor gives a view and I really value that.
The on-demand service we get from Harper James allows us to combine their expertise with that of our own in-house counsel. It means we can get quick and trustworthy legal advice from specialists in every legal area, as and when we need it. There are no hidden extras and the service we have received has always demonstrated an awareness of our fast-moving commercial requirements.
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Our scale of growth would not have happened without the support of Harper James.
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My colleagues and I have found them to be adept at dealing with the variety of challenges facing early stage companies. They are a trusted source for sound, sensible advice and practical deal management.
I've enjoyed working with Harper James Solicitors and we are in good shape thanks to their help.
Harper James Solicitors provides excellent value for money and helps to cover gaps in specialist areas of legal practice. Using an outside legal provider enables us, as a business, to better manage our internal resources, the volume of work we have and to deal with our level of overall risk. I would undoubtedly recommend them to others.
What are the benefits of GDPR training?
Reduce your risk of ICO fines
GDPR gives much greater powers to the Information Commissioner to impose financial penalties on companies found to have breached GDPR. The most effective way to avoid this kind of sanction is to invest in bespoke GDPR staff awareness training.
Minimise human error
Most data breaches are caused by avoidable human error. GDPR training for all staff reduces the possibility of individual employees making mistakes when processing personal data.
Better use of staff resources
Without bespoke data protection compliance training, key employees won’t have the knowledge or confidence to deal with data protection issues as they arise. Training means they can concentrate on their core roles and rely less on senior management for answers to GDPR queries.
Build your commercial reputation
Comprehensive GDPR training for employees demonstrates that you take data protection issues seriously. It helps foster a culture of GDPR compliance throughout the business. Not only is such a culture highly recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office it also reassures consumers – your clients and customers – that their data is secure.
Who we help: Businesses that need to increase employee understanding of GDPR
GDPR training from Harper James equips your staff with the knowledge to handle all those data protection issues likely to arise in the course of their work. We design GDPR training with each client in mind. We won’t waste time on matters that are unlikely to affect you or your staff. Instead we will concentrate on the way you process and control data, how you justify data processing, and the security measures you have in place for storing the data. We’ll then assess the data protection matters you are likely to encounter and apply the appropriate messaging and emphasis into our tailor-made training.
Why choose Harper James Solicitors?
Our specialist data protection lawyers have first-hand experience – working in industry – of the burden now placed on businesses when attempting to fulfill GDPR obligations. Our training is designed to reduce the risks posed by breaches of GDPR. We are focused on doing this in the most practical and cost-effective way possible. Our knowledge of the Information Commissioner’s Office and our investment in ongoing professional development means we are always aware of changes in the rules that could affect our clients.
Beyond providing you with GDPR advice we can also take a wider view of your business goals, providing you with commercially driven advice across a complete range of business legal services. Whatever stage you’re at in scaling your business, we offer a fully integrated service, from corporate transactions and IP licensing, to employment contracts, and setting up employee incentive plans. Our aim is to support you as your business develops, all while making sure you comply with current legislation and best practice guidelines.
Find out more about the team here:
As a previous partner at DLA Piper, Sarah comes with a rich pedigree in providing expert commercial services for her clients.View profile
IP & Commercial Technology Partner
Before joining us Rob worked for Santander bank as an IP/brand management lawyer and also at Shakespeare Martineau.View profile
Rana is a commercial solicitor specialising in commercial contracts, data protection and financial services.View profile
Data protection and privacy solicitor
With a wealth of expertise in privacy, data protection, GDPR and cyber-security law, Clive’s distinguished legal career spans three decades in private practice and the public sector.View profile
IT & Commercial Solicitor
With over 15 years of in-house experience in the IT sector, Rob specialises in drafting and negotiating all manner of commercial agreements.View profile
Commercial Technology & Data Protection Solicitor
David is a commercial solicitor, specialising in technology and data protection. He joins us having worked as in-house counsel for the BBC and OUP.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.