I agree with this Nick Wallace's thoughts on GDPR wholeheartedly.  Whilst I applaud any efforts to protect data privacy rights and prevent unwanted direct marketing overload, I do question the sense of such a huge change and the costs that will burden us all in attempting to comply with its strictures.

Many law firms have written many articles, hosted many seminars and informed their clients about what GDPR means for them legally. I wonder how many have prepared themselves for the future changes?  When many mid-sized law firms do not even have formal CRM systems or e-marketing systems it will be interesting to see how they manage to comply with the regulations themselves.