Among the extensive discussion of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over the past two years, one area where there has been a marked lack of detailed practical guidance is the question of how it applies in the context of conducting litigation. This may be in part because the issues are not straightforward. In many respects, compliance with the GDPR in this context requires the exercise of risk-based judgment, based on an understanding of quite technical legislative provisions.
Julian Copeman and Jan O’Neill of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP consider how the GDPR applies when dealing with personal data in the context of court proceedings. In particular, they address a question that has been the subject of some concern among litigators – whether the new legislation requires a change of approach to the redaction of material from disclosed documents.
Click here for a copy of the article, which first appeared in the September 2019 issue of PLC Magazine: http://uk.practicallaw.com/resources/uk-publications/plc-magazine.
Reproduce here with kind permission of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and PLC Magazine