GPDR - What are data processing and data sharing agreements?

Experts who are data controllers will need to:

  • put in place compliance procedures
  • ensure hat any person or organisation they share data with is also GDPR compliant, and
  • ensure that any person employed by them is aware of the new regulations.

Consequently, it would be wise for expert witnesses to:

  • undertake a thorough review of how they manage data, and
  • check the contracts and other arrangements they have in place with third parties with whom information is shared or by whom information is supplied.

A data processing/sharing agreement embodies this chain of control. Experts should not be surprised if they are now asked to enter into data processing/sharing agreements with law firms or other suppliers or controllers of data.