WHO WE ARE
Argent Business Consultants was formed by William McLoughlin, a barrister and mediator specialising in data protection, employment law and administrative law (fair procedures). Building upon his years of legal expertise, along with his previous careers in retail management and corporate accounts, William identified a need for a one stop shop when it comes to data protection, employment and mediation.
William has represented clients who have been short-changed by data protection firms who failed to see how data protection works with various employment legislation, e.g. the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires specific data retention periods above those generally considered appropriate under a typical Data Protection Policy. It is this expertise that ensures compliance with legislation, compliance with the provisions of your insurance and reduces the risk of any claim from an employee or data subject.
In short, data protection is very complex and straddles various aspects of law; employment, health & safety, fire safety, insurance, etc. and whoever represents your business needs to understand the complexities involved and identify the risks associated with each course of action to ensure you're protected.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018, a fine could be up to 4% of company turnover or €20 million plus a criminal conviction for company officials or senior management. A serious data breach could end most SME’s and firms need to urgently address the risk.