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· This policy summarises the key points about how Samuel Ross Solicitors Ltd (SR) collects, uses and discloses personal data and ensures compliance with the laws and regulations throughout the UK where we operate.
· Defined words are in the Appendix at the end of this policy.
What is Personal data?
· Personal data is information (including opinions) which relates to an individual and from which he or she can be identified either directly or indirectly through other data which the firm has or is likely to have in its possession. These individuals are sometimes referred to as data subjects.
Samuel Ross Solicitors Ltd is the data controller of the personal data we process and therefore is responsible for ensuring our systems, processes, suppliers and team comply with data protection laws in relation to the information we handle.
All SR team members must abide by this policy when handling personal data and must take part in any required data protection training. Any breach will be taken seriously and may result in disciplinary action.
Our Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) oversees compliance with data protection laws and this policy, and provides guidance and advice to the firm as required. In addition our COLP oversees compliance with our professional responsibilities and the reporting of any failures to comply with legislative requirements, including data protection.
Principles of Data Protection
SR has adopted the following principles to govern our use, collection and disclosure of personal data. These principles have been established to create a uniform standard in our office.
SR’s core principles provide that personal data must:
· be processed fairly and lawfully and to the extent required under local law with valid and informed consent;
· be obtained for specific and lawful purposes;
· be kept accurate and up to date;
· be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which it is used;
· not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is used;
· be processed in accordance with the rights of individuals;
· be kept secure to prevent unauthorised processing and accidental loss, damage or destruction; and
· not be transferred to, or accessed from, another jurisdiction where these core principles cannot be met unless it is adequately protected.
Collection, Use and Disclosure
As a firm of solicitors, the type of data we collect and process falls into one of the following categories:-
· personal data obtained and created in relation to providing legal services; and
· personal data relating to SR team members;
· The below table provides a summary of how we collect and use personal data:
Providing legal services
SR Team members
Personal data must be processed in line with individuals' rights, including the right to:
· request a copy of their personal data;
· request that their inaccurate personal data is corrected;
· request that their personal data is deleted and destroyed when causing damage or distress; and
· opt out of receiving electronic communications from the SR.
Should you wish to make a request in line with your rights as an individual, please forward it to the firstname.lastname@example.org
SR team members must notify or inform the Data Protection Officer immediately if they receive a request in relation to personal data which the firm processes.
How to Make a Complaint
You should direct all complaints relating to how the firm has processed your personal data to email@example.com
SR team members must inform the Data Protection Officer immediately if they receive a complaint relating to how the firm has processed personal data so the firm's complaints procedure can be followed.
Information security is a key element of data protection. The firm takes appropriate measures to secure personal data and protect it from loss or unauthorised disclosure or damage.
Data Protection Officer, Samuel Ross Solicitors Ltd, 253 Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0TH
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