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Do you have a precedent for recording consent to process personal data—law firms?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/07/2018

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  • Do you have a precedent for recording consent to process personal data—law firms?

Do you have a precedent for recording consent to process personal data—law firms?

The Practice Note: Processing personal data—obtaining, recording and managing consent sets out what you must record when relying on consent as the lawful ground for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ie:

What you must recordWhat you will need
Who consentedThe name of the individual, or other identifiers such as online user name and/or session ID.
When they consentedA copy of a dated document, or online records that include a timestamp.
For oral consent, a contemporaneous note of the time and date, made at the time of the conversation.
What the data subject was told at the timeA master copy of the document or data capture form containing the relevant consent

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