GDPR

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force in the UK on 25 May 2018.

    Together they bring the most significant change in data protection regulation in 20 years. The regulation is designed to align privacy laws across Europe and increase protections and data privacy rights for individual citizens.

    This page brings together guidance and support with education and learning resources from the Law Society and external agencies to help you and your firm understand the regulation.

    Law firms generally face the same issues as other organisations in seeking to comply with the GDPR and, through our ongoing discussions with firms, we are identifying and exploring specific issues of concern around compliance.

    This page will be regularly updated as we continue to consider what guidance we can provide in light of the evidence from GDPR compliance.

  • Data protection and Brexit

    Pearl Moses talks to Jorren Knibbe about the impact that a 'deal' or 'no-deal' situation may have on data protection compliance.

    28 March 2019
    Audio

    The GDPR and children's rights

    This podcast explores how the EU GDPR affects the data protection rights of children.

    2 July 2018
    Audio

    The GDPR and employment lawyers

    This podcast explores the challenges organisations face to remain GDPR compliant.

    2 July 2018
    Audio

    The GDPR guide for law firms

    This podcast is a detailed discussion of the Law Society's GDPR guide for law firms.

    2 July 2018
    Audio
  • Podcasts

    The GDPR and employment lawyers

    Nick Denys, policy advisor at the Law Society, explores some of the challenges organisations face to remain GDPR compliant.

    The GDPR and children’s rights

    Sarah Richardson, who supports the Law Society’s children law sub-committee, discusses how the EU GDPR affects the data protection rights of children.

    The GDPR guide for law firms

    Andrew McWhir, policy advisor at the Law Society, discusses the Law Society’s GDPR guide for law firms.

  • Publications

    New frontiers in DP
    New frontiers in data protection conference

    Half-day conference on 26 September, where expert speakers will explore major DP challenges for solicitors, identify new technology danger spots, practical advice on mitigating risk and more topics of interest.

    New frontiers in data protection conference > More
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    International data transfer

    Learn in this one hour webinar more about data transfer, adequacy decisions, EU/US Privacy Shield

    International data transfer > More
  • Webinars

    New frontiers in DP
    New frontiers in data protection conference

    Half-day conference on 26 September, where expert speakers will explore major DP challenges for solicitors, identify new technology danger spots, practical advice on mitigating risk and more topics of interest.

    New frontiers in data protection conference > More
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    International data transfer

    Learn in this one hour webinar more about data transfer, adequacy decisions, EU/US Privacy Shield

    International data transfer > More
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    GDPR for managers: an introduction

    New online course, GDPR for managers featuring downloadable checklists and valuable resources from the Law Society and ICO.

    GDPR for managers: an introduction > More
  • Contact us

    Please contact us if you or your firm have a specific issue you would like to raise.

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