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The GDPR and disclosure of documents in arbitration

Data security is a hot topic. Many lawyers have focused on the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018. Much has been written about the GDPR and its potential consequences (and costs) for companies and individuals. The extensive duties placed on data controllers and processors, and the potential for significant penalties, has given rise to a burgeoning consultancy industry aimed at managing and reducing risk. One aspect that has perhaps received less attention, however, is the extent to which EU data protection rules might affect disclosure of documents in arbitration proceedings.

In an article which orginally appeared on the Practical Law Arbitration blog, Karen Maxwell provides a legal update on data protection issues in the context of arbitration. The full article can be found here.

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