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.
This podcast explores how the EU GDPR affects the data protection rights of children.
This podcast explores the challenges organisations face to remain GDPR compliant.
This podcast is a detailed discussion of the Law Society's GDPR guide for law firms.
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.
Guidance for law firms on the appointment of a Data Protection Officer.
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.
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
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 online course, GDPR for managers featuring downloadable checklists and valuable resources from the Law Society and ICO.
Please contact us if you or your firm have a specific issue you would like to raise.