Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Information Governance team is proud to work with Northern Ireland’s leading public and private sector organisations dealing with a full range of Information Governance matters including: Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Environmental Information, Privacy and Electronic Communications, Dealing with the Information Commissioner, Privacy and Fraud Issues and Regulation of Investigatory Powers.

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Areas of Expertise

Our services include:

  • Drafting data protection policies, retention schedules and compliance training
  • How to deal with and respond to Subject Access Requests
  • Crisis management: handling data protection breaches
  • Drafting data transfer agreements
  • Advising on data protection requirements for direct marketing; data collection and data sharing
  • Advising on registration with the Information Commissioner and dealing with ICO investigation
  • Data Protection Audits
  • Handling complaints
  • Drafting publication policies and schedules
  • Drafting refusal notices to requests for information on behalf of public bodies
  • Representing clients at appeals to the Information Commissioner and ultimately to the First Tier Tribunal
  • Drafting Bring Your Own Devices to Work policies
  • Cloud Computing related issues

Why Us?

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Information Governance multidisciplinary team consists of expert lawyers in the fields of Dispute Resolution, and Employment law.  Chambers and Partners UK 2015 have recommended Lisa Boyd who “consistently delivers beyond expectation,” according to sources. Michael Black has also been recommended as “clearly an expert in his field” and he “has the ability to understand the nature of our business and its key drivers.” Chambers said clients find Aisling Byrne “calm and collected, and very personable.”

Our Experience

  • Michael Black was recently involved in dealing with the Information Commissioner’s Office on behalf of a Subject Access Request issued to a school. This request covered both DPA and FOI issues.
  • Michael also led a DPA audit for the NI operation of a large insurance company.
  • Aisling Byrne has advised a number of clients on FOI and DPA issues and along with Michael Black, she has also provided training on these areas.
  • Michael King has experience of conducting DPA and FOI audits on behalf of clients in the private, public and third sectors.