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Privacy & Reputation Management

Data privacy is increasingly being used to protect hard-earned reputations.

Much of our work is high profile and involves a media element. After all, a subject access request by an aggrieved ex-employee with a social media account has the potential to be just as damaging as a request under freedom of information legislation by a journalist doing a story about your organisation.

Our advice spans the full range of rights and remedies available to individuals under data privacy legislation and ranges from uncovering objectionable content, revealing sources or preventing use of that content – including by asserting a right to be forgotten. We also have considerable experience in the application of relevant exemptions such as the journalistic purpose.

Coupled with our recognised expertise in publication proceedings, ranging from defamation, misuse of private information and breach of confidence to exercising your intellectual property rights, we have all the skills to help manage your reputation.

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