Data protection and regulation is something professional services should be taking very seriously. If you can't trust someone to look after your personal data how can you expect them to look after your finances or legal matters?
Solicitors should be especially proactive as their clients will expect them to know about this - even if it's not their specialist area!
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in the next two years. While the exact wording and therefore the legal interpretations and implications are still not fully clear, brands should still be “on the front foot”. Speaking at the annual Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Data Protection Conference, Christopher Graham, the information commissioner, said: “Brands should get on the front foot before the Information Commissioner’s Office comes knocking on their front door. You want to keep several jumps ahead of the sheriff.”