The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. A Data Protection Bill that will replace the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998 is currently making its way through parliament.
It brings the most significant change in data protection regulation in 20 years. The new regulation is designed to align privacy laws across Europe and increase protections and data privacy rights for individual citizens.
These pages bring together guidance and support from the Law Society and external agencies to help firms prepare for the GDPR.
Law Society president Joe Egan responds to the decision to exempt the Home Office from data access rules, claiming it will inevitably lead to miscarriages of justice.
Exempting the Home Office from new data protection rules could lead to serious miscarriages of justice, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council warned today.
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018 in the UK, and yet recent research has found that only 25 per cent of law firms believe they are in compliance. If you haven’t started planning for it yet, this is where you should begin.
The Article 29 Working Party have published five new guidelines on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Neil Ford of IT Governance outlines 10 aspects of the GDPR that your review must cover.
Peter Wright discusses the cybersecurity headlines for law firms as we reach the end of 2017, including ransomware attacks, the dangers of unsecure public wifi, and the countdown to D-day for the General Data Protection Regulation.
The GDPR will introduce new reporting requirements and financial penalties with regard to data breaches.
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a buzzword in the legal sector at the moment, and you may well be sick of hearing about it – but that doesn’t make it less important an issue for firms to address.
Last week the UK Government published five papers detailing its position on Brexit. These papers include provisions which may have an impact on the legal profession or the justice system.
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aggrieved data subjects can sue firms for failing to secure their personal data properly. New statistics from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) showed that there was a 173% increase in data security incidents in the legal sector in Q4 2017 compared with the previous quarter.
Authoritative material and guidance on what you should be doing now to prepare for GDPR
Information and FAQs about law firm specific guidance on GDPR, and how to let us know what you need
Products, services and publications to help you prepare for GDPR
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