Technological advancements have meant new challenges to both individuals and companies. Increased exposure to the online world has resulted in a rapid rise in online incidences of cyber crime, including hacking, identity theft, and data breaches. These incidences of cyber crime can result in tremendous damage to both the individual and the businesses operating on the web. In addition, companies are placed under increasing external pressures to comply with regulators and other security advisors to provide protection for personal information and to guard against the risk of bringing harm to the goodwill and reputation of their clients and other businesses they deal with.
Generally speaking, Vatandoust provides digital law advice designed to prevent and limit the exposure of our clients to cyber risks and other internet related vulnerabilities.
We provide services in relation to the request for information under Freedom of Information, where access to such information is otherwise denied. Services regarding Social media laws, such as having your name and reputation attacked on Facebook or Instagram, the unauthorised display and publication of your brand or images.
With such issues as data harvesting on the rise, where your personal and or corporate data is stored and traded electronically, online businesses are finding it increasingly challenging to provide authentic client services without compromising sensitive information in the process. Digital monetary systems utilising blockchain platforms already provide certain levels of anonymity and privacy to their users. Whilst this may provide additional protection for digital trading platforms, it may bring tremendous harm to others at the risk of having their personal information and privacy compromised, sometimes indefinitely. This digital evolution or revolution requires a law firm to be up to date with digital laws and regulations and be able to provide digital law advice at the same rapid pace to our clients.
The Vatandoust digital law team provides services in the following areas:
- • Policy and compliance
- • Privacy and data protection
- • Online risk reduction and prevention
- • Cloud computing and security issues
- • International jurisdiction compliance
- • Compliance with international data regulations
- • Reporting of data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office
- • Online libel issues and takedown actions
- • Freedom of information
- • Social media law