Solicitors hold sensitive and confidential information about their clients so it’s really important that this data is protected. Any loss or misuse of this information could have financial, reputational or personal consequences for the client and for the solicitor that loses it.
From awareness, individual rights, to data breaches, we cover all you need to know for your ecommerce business to be GDPR compliant, right here on our expert blog.
High profile data breaches and tougher sanctions imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has rocketed data privacy amongst the top priorities for Law firms keen manage risk and protect their reputation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law implemented to replace the outdated 1995 Data Protection Directive and was22nd October 2018
Why do Solicitors need to be GDPR compliant?
- Due to the amount of paperwork involved in the soliciting profession, GDPR goes beyond online databases for this sector. Solicitors must consider the security of their filing cabinets and desks and ensure that sensitive conversations are not overheard.
- Solicitors often transfer personal data to other individuals or organisations, such as counsel and medical experts, so this data must be handled in the correct way.
- If you are found to be in breach of the new GDPR guidelines, you may be fined up to 4% of your turnover or 20 million euros.
Things lawyers need to know about GDPR
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