Digital Rights & Data Protection

The Digital Rights department of ITN Solicitors has unique expertise in securing and protecting digital rights. Whether you wish to access your information and data or control its use, ITN Solicitors can offer comprehensive advice to protect your rights in the digital age.

The Digital Rights department of ITN Solicitors has unique expertise in securing and protecting digital rights. Whether you wish to access your information and data or control its use, ITN Solicitors can offer comprehensive advice to protect your rights in the digital age.

Sitting at the forefront of expert practice in this area, ITN Solicitors take a dynamic and pragmatic approach to protecting your rights in the digital age.

Who are we?

Our Digital Rights department is headed by Ravi Naik, a partner at the firm.

Ravi has forged a unique and innovative practice, helping to protect and prevent the misuse of data. This includes advice and claims where data has been misused, as well the expertise to remedy, rectify and control data and digital profiles. Ravi is widely respected as an authority in this developing field, providing commentary and training in this area.

Our team handle defamation, privacy, data protection, and breach of confidence claims. Our approach to sharing expertise means we can offer expert advice on judicial review, freedom of information, human rights in the media and information field, regulatory disputes, advice for journalists and NGOs and public inquiries. We have represented individuals, charities, NGOs and businesses, and have a reputation as the innovative law firm in this area. A reputation built on continued success for our clients.

We offer impartial and free consultation. Contact our office for confidential advice.

Why do digital rights matter?

Digital rights are your protection in the digital age. Your human rights today.

Digital Rights encompass a range of areas, from privacy and free expression on-line, to data protection. In each case, our department exists to help ensure you are aware of your rights whilst technology shapes your life. This comes into greater focus where questions arise as to who is using your information and for what reason. Powerful actors are seeking to employ and capture technology for their benefit rather than yours. We can help advise you to get access and take back control.

Privacy

In the digital world, privacy is a question of personal information and data. It is increasingly clear that your data is being used by a range of authorities and companies to make automated judgements and to create profiles. Many people want to know everything they can about you, because they can – or hope they can – make money out of this. Authorities seek your information to profile you. In this context, accessing and controlling your information has never been more important.

We can secure your privacy through our knowledge and expertise of the various legal regimes that operate in this sphere. We can help secure access and control over how data and information is used.

We also have a unique expertise in advising on access to information and seeking remedies for digital profiling and misuse of data.

Free expression

The ability to access and share information allows us ever expanding opportunity. However, such ease of access has its drawbacks. New technologies are increasingly open to exploitation and abuse. In this climate, it is important to know how to protect sources of information and the rights of third parties.

We can help individuals, groups and organisations to understand and appreciate what legal regimes are in place to protect their rights to free expression. For example, we can advise you on the legal protections for journalists and confidential information.

Data protection

The legal regimes protecting data are myriad and complex. Our experts can help distil and simplify the data protection regime. We give sense to the system.

We have experts who can advise on claims for misuse of data, as well as how to gain access to personal data that may be held about you. We can also offer assistance with referring issues to the relevant oversight mechanisms; with experience of all levels with the Information Commissioner and Tribunals, we can guide you through the process to make sure control of your information is as easy as it should be.

We also offer data protection training to organisations and individuals. Our training is holistic and can be tailored to the needs of your organisation. Given the upcoming changes to data protection legislation, it has never been more important to ensure your data protection regime is compliant.

What to do

If you are concerned about the way your data or information has been used, a publication which you feel has adversely affected your reputation, or you are concerned by a disclosure that may have unjustly exposed sensitive private matters, we can advise you on your rights and the merits of taking legal action.

We offer an innovative approach to such cases, putting your interests first. We appreciate the different and strategic aims of groups and individuals and are experienced in tailoring advice to the needs of the client. This approach has resulted in being entrusted by a range of clients on digital rights issues, from politicians to NGOs to private individuals.

We also have a track record of success in litigation against private companies, state authorities and individuals.

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