Information & Data Management

We advise public bodies and companies about the security, use of, and access to data and information

Managing your data and information properly is what keeps your organisation running effectively. With rapidly developing technology, the reach of social media, and daily hacks and leaks, it’s never been more important to get information and data management right.

We advise public and regulatory bodies on their information powers and duties, as well as helping businesses with policies and procedures to ensure compliance; and help both when things don’t go entirely to plan.

We can help with:
Freedom of Information Act

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

It’s the legislation that levels the playing field of public knowledge. Anyone can make a request to find out certain information from a public body.

How can Capital help?

Whether you’re a public body processing a request or the requester, we’ll help you understand the legislation and navigate any challenges. We can:

  • Review requests or proposed responses
  • Review your approach to providing information
  • Advise on exemptions
  • Advise you if a public body is about to release information that affects you
  • Explain how the Act works with other information law.

Capital Law supported the Gambling Commission with our project to embed the new GDPR requirements into our business. They understood our particular position as a regulator, and provided practical, tailored advice. Their lawyers were responsive and worked well with our in-house team, helping us to address multiple queries in an organised and helpful manner. We plan to continue to seek their support on data protection matters in future.

Oliver Sweeney
General Counsel, The Gambling Commission