Data Protection | Cookies And Implied Consent

The new “cookie law,” which is part of the 2011 amendment to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2011, came into force on May 27. However, there was a dramatic change in guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) just before the new law came into force, stating that “implicit consent” is now the main requirement, with the emphasis having shifted from the everyday functionality of cookies to the protection of personal information. Continue reading

Legal News | Compliance Officers For Law Firms

At the end of this month, any business providing legal services will have to nominate a Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP), who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the firm’s regulatory obligations and a Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA), who will be responsible for ensuring their firm’s compliance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) account rules. Continue reading