The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) came into force in the UK on 25 May 2018.
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.
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’re identifying specific issues of concern around compliance.
This page brings together guidance and support to help you and your firm understand the regulation.
Read our summary guide – GDPR for solicitors
Read our detailed guidance – GDPR and DPA guidance for solicitors in law firms
Download our guide – The General Data Protection Regulation: A guide for solicitors (PDF 435 KB)
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.
Nick Denys, policy advisor at the Law Society, explores some of the challenges organisations face to remain GDPR compliant.
Sarah Richardson, who supports the Law Society’s children law sub-committee, discusses how the EU GDPR affects the data protection rights of children.
Andrew McWhir, policy advisor at the Law Society, discusses the Law Society’s GDPR guide for law firms.
Learn in this one hour webinar more about data transfer, adequacy decisions, EU/US Privacy Shield
Please contact us if you or your firm have a specific issue you would like to raise.