The Law Society has released guidance on the GDPR specifically for law firms. In particular there is commentary on whether law firms should appoint a Data Protection Officer. The Law Society is inviting comments on the guidance so if you're feeling confident in your GDPR knowledge and implementation or have further questions on which you'd like guidance, do get in touch with them.
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Law firms generally face similar issues as other organisations in seeking to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. You should therefore consult the ICO's guidance on preparing for the GDPR. The Law Society has been exploring whether there are issues of particular concern to law firms that could be addressed through discussion documents, guidance or practice notes. One of the issues on which we are working is the appointment of data protection officers under Article 37 of the regulation. You can find summary guidance on some areas of concern in our FAQs below, and you can contact us to suggest other issues or share your concerns about GDPR.