As some of Bwiza&Asociates partners are attorneys practicing in the European Union, they are therefore subjected to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data- DGPR; which will enter into force on 25 May 2018.
As such, each lawyer is considered as the controller of his/her client’s data, within the realm of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. As of 25 May 2018, Your personal data will be used solely within the scope of your case to defend your interests and for the optimal management of your file, within the limits of what is necessary for the execution of the service contract to which the lawyer and his/her client are parties. Data can be transmitted to internal and/or external lawyers involved in the case, or processed for accounting and tax purposes, to meet the legal obligations to which each lawyer is subject. Upon the end of the case, the file will be kept by the lawyer for 5 years. Each lawyer has a legitimate interest to keep your contact information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.) after closing the file for possible future communications pertaining to your case. However, you have the right to object that your personal data be kept after 5 years after the closure of your file and request their deletion.
In any event, you have the right to request a copy of your personal data and of any information pertaining to your data. You also have the right to request, at no cost, rectification of inaccurate data. Finally, you have the right to request that your personal data be transmitted to another controller/lawyer. These requests can be sent by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*this requirement is solely applicable to clients from countries subjected to GDPR regulations.
drafted 20 May 2018