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IT Governance sponsors new Law Society of Scotland GDPR guide

16/05/2018

IT Governance, the leading authority on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is sponsoring the Law Society of Scotland’s new GDPR guide – informing Scotland’s legal sector of this landmark change in data protection.   

The Law Society of Scotland’s Guide to the GDPR demonstrates the steps solicitors should take to comply with the Regulation, which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

Alan Calder, IT Governance CEO and Executive Chairman, welcomed this sponsorship opportunity: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with the Law Society of Scotland on this valuable GDPR project for its members. IT Governance is at the forefront of helping organisations around the world address the challenges of GDPR compliance. With many years’ experience in the legal sector, we are well placed to help firms get on track with their GDPR compliance projects, better understand their specific cyber security risks and help them through the challenges ahead.”

Paul Mosson, Executive Director of Member Services at the Law Society of Scotland, explained that although the legal profession is generally well prepared for the GDPR, and ultimately the Information Commissioner’s Office is responsible for regulating the GDPR and providing guidance, this new guide is written specifically for law firms to further promote compliance.

He said: “All organisations that process personal data must comply with [the] GDPR but law firms face specific issues over privacy and how they handle data.

“It’s important that we can provide support for our members prior to the introduction of the GDPR later this month. Our guide considers the new regulation and the Data Protection Act from the perspective of a legal practice, looking at how the GDPR will impact solicitors’ current processes and identifying the steps to take towards compliance.”

The Law Society of Scotland has written to all Scottish law firms about the guide, which will be updated with further information and advice once the GDPR comes into force. A copy of the guide is available here. A webinar on Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland can be viewed on the IT Governance website.

As a leading provider of GDPR expertise and solutions, IT Governance supports organisations of all sizes in initiating and maintaining their compliance projects through  certified GDPR training courses, books, documentation toolkits, staff awareness, compliance tools and consultancy.

To find out how IT Governance can help you with your cyber security and data protection requirements, including your GDPR compliance project, visit our website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 800 7000.