NI: Edwards & Co wins data protection accreditation

Edwards & Company has become the first Northern Ireland law firm to achieve accreditation in Data Protection by THINK Data Protection.

Dorcas Crawford, senior partner at the firm, said: “We are delighted to have become the first to achieve the THINK Data Protection accreditation. This was not an easy process and involved changes and taking unprecedented steps in all aspects of our handling, sharing and storing of practice information; however, it is no less than our clients have the right to expect.

“No accreditation will make us infallible, rather it makes us more aware of our responsibilities and the need for constant vigilance.”

Barrister Orlagh Kelly, CEO of THINK Data Protection, added: “Edwards & Company is to be commended for their success, commitment and forward thinking.

“Given the work that lawyers do and the personal information they hold, the importance of data protection must not be underestimated.The hard work of Edwards & Company has truly paid off. The Accreditation criteria is robust and aligned with the requirements of Data Protection legislation and the Information Commissioners Office.

“Clients of Edwards & Company can be assured that as a law firm, they are satisfying their regulatory obligations and their staff are truly invested in treating their personal information with the respect it deserves.”

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