All Law Firms hold significant amounts of ‘Data’ about Clients and others – much of it highly sensitive and confidential.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforceable in the UK from 25 May 2018. This new UK legislation will strengthen the rights of individuals, give them more control over their personal data and place far greater burdens on Law Firms. Given the volume of ‘Data’ held by Law Firms and the methods used to process it, Firms must now ensure sufficient Training and resources to implement these obligatory changes.
Harsher penalties include fines of up to €20m or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater).
Law Firms are therefore gearing up their systems, controls and internal staff awareness to be able to demonstrate their GDPR Compliance with this new and harsher regime to be fully ready for the enforcement date.
What is the most effective and protective action your Firm should now be taking?
Our Data Protection & GDPR Consultancy combined with our Data Protection & GDPR In-House Training will support your Firm to ensure that it has fully prepared its Procedures, Staff & Systems for your Firm’s compliance with the new GDPR.