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.

  • Closing down your practice: regulatory requirements

    This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements for solicitors to consider when closing down your practice.

    2 November 2018
    Practice note
  • 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.

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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

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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
    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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    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
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