Information Law—new starter guide

The following Information Law practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Information Law—new starter guide
  • The role of an Information Law practitioner
  • Key topics in Information Law
  • Data protection
  • ePrivacy
  • Databases
  • Confidential information
  • Cybersecurity
  • Freedom of information
  • Brexit
  • More...

Information Law—new starter guide

This new starter guide provides an introduction to Information Law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to Information Law as a practice area.

This new starter guide focuses on the basic principles that apply and includes links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information on the topics covered.

Those who are new to Information Law are also likely to find the Overviews in each of the subtopics in the practice area useful. These Overviews give an introduction to each of the subtopics in the practice area with links to relevant content within the subtopic to help navigate the area concerned. For an example, see: Data protection regime—overview and Data sharing and transactions—overview.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab or Topics dropdown menu to browse further practice area content.

This new starter guide also contains links to help you make the most of our materials, including how to sign up for email alerts and contact the LexisAsk team.

The role of an Information Law practitioner

The legal landscape for an Information Law practitioner includes a number of complex and competing legal and regulatory regimes relating to the use, management, protection and access to various kinds of personal, public or commercially sensitive information.

A lawyer specialising in this area will often be called to

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