What’s Driving the Increased Focus on Data Privacy?—Part 1 of 3

It’s out with the old and in with the new in May 2018 as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA). So, what’s driving this continuing crackdown on data privacy?

In this, the first of three blogs, I want to examine why GDPR has come about. In blogs two and three, I will look at the steps firms need to take to comply with it and how to get partners on board.

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10 Steps to GDPR Success—Part 2 of 3

As we saw in the first blog of this three-part series, the desire for consumers to have greater control of their personal data is the driving force behind GDPR, which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

If you are one of the firms who has been working on this for some time and feel confident that you will be ready in time, that’s fantastic. However, some experts are saying that as many as 30% of UK businesses have done nothing to meet the new EU regulations, and 10% are not planning on doing anything about it.

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GDPR and The Board—Part 3 of 3

In the first two blogs of this three-blog series, we looked at the reasons behind GDPR, its impact on law firms and the ten steps organisations can take to prepare for its introduction on 25 May 2018.

As we have seen, there is a lot to do. GDPR is a major project that is wide-ranging. Therefore, just like any other major project, it needs the commitment of the board/partners to ensure it is completed successfully. So, if you are the one responsible for enabling compliance, how can you make sure you gain that commitment? Here are a few tips.

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Getting Data Protection Right

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the laws surrounding Data Protection are changing. On May 25th 2018, the new ‘General Data Protection Regulations’ (GDPR) comes into force, affecting every business that processes or controls data on behalf of UK Citizens.

Let me say that again, ‘affecting every business that processes or controls data on behalf of UK Citizens’. This is an incredibly important point that organisations large and small are missing.

Irrespective of where you are located in the world, or how big your organisation/business is, if you process data of UK Citizens then you must ensure you comply with the GDPR.

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Knowing Me. Knowing You…GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018 and from that point on, data subjects (i.e. You and I) have new rights related to how our data is managed by organisations.

If you’re an organisation that holds data (and which one’s don’t?), then you need to start getting to know how you’re holding this data, so that you can be assured that you’re not doing things wrong.

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Five IT Threats That Will Harm Your Firm’s GDPR Compliance

Law firms hold a wealth of sensitive information. This blog highlights five risk areas for firms when it comes to ensuring that IT systems are secure enough to protect data and comply with the GDPR.

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