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.
Ten things you need to know about the GDPR and what they mean for your firm.
What law firms can do to protect themselves.
In a recent survey of IT decision makers 25 per cent of respondents had cancelled preparations for the GDPR and 44 per cent thought GDPR won’t apply to UK businesses after the UK has left the EU. Anna Drozd explains why law firms need to comply.
UPDATED 10 May 2017 Following great discussion on social media, it is probably helpful to highlight that the risk from using cloud storage systems is in particular from using the free online versions which the original post refers to. Read Peter's update about Dropbox, regulatory compliance and how a law firm was penalised by the ICO for having used a cloud storage system designed for private users for business purposes
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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