The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came fully into force on 25 May 2018, but did not apply directly in the European Economic Area countries of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein until 20 July 2018.  The Information Commissioner’s Office has updated its guidance on international transfers to reflect this (following a call from us).

HM Government has published guidance on data protection in the event that there is no Brexit deal.

Links to both these items appear on

We have advised more than 20 US firms on GDPR.  This is one of many topics on the agenda in Washington DC at ‘Crisscrossing The Pond: Transatlantic Issues In Legal Ethics And Regulation’, presented by the (US) Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and the Law Society of England and Wales on 9 November 2018.  Further details are at  Partner Frank Maher, recently elected as a director of APRL, will be speaking on GDPR.

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