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GDPR and Wills?

Many of you will now be aware of the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) on 25 May 2018 which applies to all business and organisations which hold data in relation to private individuals. The new rules have raised an interesting query – do solicitors and other professional advisers holding wills on behalf of their clients have an obligation to send beneficiaries named in a will a ‘privacy notice’ informing them that the adviser is holding information about them? Do they need to tell them that they are in fact beneficiaries?

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