Be aware lawyers! The ICO has sounded the alarm!
This course is designed to assist the person responsible for data protection within the law firm in ensuring their practice is compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998. Whether you are the managing partner, compliance officer, marketing director or data protection officer this course is for you!
Businesses falling foul of the Data Protection Act 1998 have found it difficult or impossible to recover from the effect of adverse publicity. The Act poses particular challenges for law firms, which is intensified by the ICO focusing its attention on the legal sector. Non-compliance can be costly. Besides the effect of adverse publicity, there are potential civil monetary penalties of up to £500,000 which can impact seriously on any practice.
This course addresses the most important obligations of the responsible person for data protection compliance within the law firm.
Attendees will learn what action needs to be taken to reduce risk and to avoid breaches from occurring within their practice. It will provide practical insight on the requirements for compliance, and how to establish a successful data protection programme for the practice.
Key aspects of this course:
- SRA and other obligations
- What are the data protection requirements:
- Notification to the ICO
- Client data
- Data security and confidentiality
- Staff data
- Data subject rights
- Subject access
- Contracts and sub-contractors
- Handling data breaches:
- When to report to the ICO
- Reporting to the client
- What next?
- Recent case law and real life scenarios