GDPR - why Dispute Resolution lawyers need to take note!

GDPR - why Dispute Resolution lawyers need to take note!

Much has been written over the last two years about the compliance requirements affecting organisations by the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) which becomes directly applicable and enforceable from 25 May 2018. Accompanying this has been a last minute rush to introduce the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) (still in bill form, although its passage into legislation is expected any day now…) which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998.

So, with all this rush of activity, can we now expect a period of quiet reflection? Unlikely!

For litigators in particular, the real work is arguably yet to come. The GDPR and DPA 2018 will affect Dispute Resolution lawyers in a number of ways – some giving rise to new revenue streams as new types of claim come into being and others giving rise to complex issues of compliance in an effort to balance this alongside maintaining client confidentiality and privilege issues in the face of aggressive litigation strategy.

In a series of articles first published by 4 New Square and, separately, Allen & Overy LLP, and re-published on LexisPSL® Dispute Resolution with the respective authors’ permissions, the following issues are considered:

And re-published with the permission of Allen & Overy LLP on matters concerning GDPR and disclosure, subject access requests and group litigation: GDPR for litigators.

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