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Are you updating Precedent Data protection policy—law firms for the GDPR?

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Published on LexisPSL on 03/05/2018

The following Practice Compliance Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are you updating Precedent Data protection policy—law firms for the GDPR?
  • Internal (employee-facing) data protection policy
  • External (client-facing) data protection policy
  • What other terminology could be used?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains extensive data processing information requirements and places great emphasis on transparency—see Practice Note: Privacy notices—information requirements.

To comply with the GDPR, many law firms will now have two main data protection policies:

  1. an internal (employee-facing) data protection policy—most firms already had such a policy in place under the pre-GDPR regime

  2. an external (client-facing) data protection policy—some law firms did not have an external policy befo

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