BRADFORD, England, February 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society's sole endorsed software provider, has announced the release of a dedicated Subject Access Requests (SARs) workflow system.
As of May 2018, all organisations will be required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new legal framework which seeks to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. More wide-reaching and onerous than the existing Data Protection Act, GDPR also carries the threat of severe financial penalties for firms found to be in breach, with maximum fines being 20 million Euros, or 4% of the firm's global turnover - whichever is higher.
Under GDPR, the process around SARs - the mechanism by which individuals can request from an organisation what data is held about them and why - is set to change, with organisations expected to respond quicker and waive any charges they may have once made. As a result, SARs are expected to grow in volume and create an administrative overhead.
Eclipse has created a dedicated SARs workflow solution, seamlessly integrated into its market-leading Proclaim case and practice management software system. The new SARs workflow is available either standalone for non-Eclipse customers, or as a unified toolset for current customers. The SARs workflow will manage requests and automate their handling, reducing cost and aiding compliance with ongoing legislation.
Eclipse's business solutions director, Tracy Blencowe, comments:
"GDPR needs to be taken seriously, and existing processes need to be engineered around ensuring that law firms are compliant. We are dedicated to helping law firms make this transition as painlessly as possible, by providing ready-made tools that make compliance a much less onerous task. The SARs workflow joins our recently-released 'Information Asset Register' tool and together they provide a robust and scalable platform to enable law firms to enter the new GDPR era with confidence."
Eclipse Legal Systems, part of Capita Plc, is the UK's leading provider of legal software solutions, employing over 160 staff at its Yorkshire HQ.
The firm's Proclaim software system is in use by 25,000 professionals within a vast range of market sectors, territories and work areas. Proclaim is Endorsed by the Law Society (the only solution of its type to hold this accreditation) and integrates all case management, accounting, document management, reporting, time recording, task and diary functions into one desktop solution.
TouchPoint+ is Eclipse's unique self-service system, providing an always-on, platform agnostic portal for law firm clients and business partners.
Proclaim clients include:
- Co-operative Legal Services
- QualitySolicitors (Howlett Clarke, Lockings, Oliver & Co, and others)
Eclipse's market territories include:
- UK and Ireland
- British Virgin Islands
Alternatively, call +44-(0)-1274-704100 or visit www.eclipselegal.co.uk
SOURCE Eclipse Legal Systems