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GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulations. GDPR will effectively replace our current data protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998).

GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018.

GDPR increases the powers of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the sanctions that the ICO can impose for misuse of data. The maximum current penalty is £500,000 but this will go up to EUR20 million or 4% of a company’s worldwide turnover, whichever is greater.

To find out more about GDPR and how it might affect your business, please download our special edition newsletter here.


In early 2018, we ran a series of seminars across our offices providing advice on GDPR for businesses.

A series of questions were raised at these events, which you can see answers to here

Further Support

Our specialist GDPR team have put together a number of services for businesses to help them navigate and get ready for GDPR. These include:

  • Delivering GDPR seminar(s) in-house to your senior management/executive team
  • Carrying out an audit of your data
  • Updating your employee contracts and handbook
  • Employee/staff training in relation to employee/staff responsibilities in respect of GDPR
  • Drafting/updating privacy notices
  • Drafting contracts between controllers and processors

For our prices in respect of the above, please click here.

To find out more or for further advice, please contact a member of our GDPR team on