Much has been said about GDPR and you’d be hard pressed to find any senior staff who haven’t at least got a rough idea of what it entails. Despite an overload of information on social and mainstream media, a recent survey amongst financial firms, conducted by managed IT services provider Claranet found that

  • ‘two-thirds (69%) of respondents said they were not able to secure customer data effectively ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) 25 May deadline’
  • ‘almost half (45%) reported encountering challenges in securing customer details while trying to improve the digital user experience.’

In this blog we provide some useful resources relating specifically to professional services and GDPR

  1. Scottish law firm Brodies LLP provide a useful and concise overview of what GDPR means in general, and discuss specific issues the professional services sector faces in this blog
  2. Law firm Lewis Silkin summarise their top 5 issues for professional services firms when it comes to GDPR
  3. AccountingWEB are an independent online community for accounting and finance professionals in the UK and offer a GDPR podcast as part of their ongoing ‘On Compliance’ podcast series. Listen to it here
  4. The ICAEW offers a 3 part FAQ series of ‘GDPR for Accountants: Your Questions Answered’
  5. Legal and research company LexisNexis looks at the implications of GDPR on Insolvency Practitioners in this blog post


For more information on GDPR, why not read our blog post on ’10 Small Steps towards Implementing GDPR’

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