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)
Guidance and support to help you and your firm understand and comply with GDPR.
How can you protect your firm from a data breach? We ask Peter Wright, managing director of DigitalLawUK, about the latest trends in cyber and IT security risk in a post-GDPR world.
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.
Neil Ford of IT Governance outlines 10 aspects of the GDPR that your review must cover.
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.
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