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The People in Law approach

In today’s big data-driven world, it’s more important than ever for people to be confident that their information is in safe hands. People in Law is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy as well as keeping your personal data secure.

We endeavour to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant legislation and this updated Privacy Notice reflects recent changes in privacy laws, most notably the GDPR. Here’s everything you need to know about how we manage, secure and use your data.

First things first, these are our guiding principles when it comes to data:

  • We’ll only ask you for personal or business information if we genuinely need it or it will help us to enhance the service we offer you.
  • The only times we share the information we hold is when we’re legally obliged to do so, you’ve consented to it as part of the membership, or we need to do so to protect our rights.
  • We only store information on our secure online systems if we need to do so to be able to keep in touch with you, or provide you with a service.

What we collect – and why

If you register as a member of People in Law we ask you for information including your name, email address, job title, firm name, address and phone number of your firm, and the number of employees in your firm.

We will also keep track of any information we need for legal reasons – e.g. the firm’s financial and taxation information.

We may also take photos at certain events. You’re entitled to have any images that you are in deleted, just email and let us know.

We collect and retain this information because it enables us to:

  • Communicate with you as a member of People in Law about upcoming events based in the UK, along with details of our annual People in Law Conference and People in Law Awards. We’ll also share industry updates and insights from People in Law and our supplier network with you.
  • Manage your membership account and provide customer service (e.g. responding to requests or queries).
  • Notify you about changes to our membership services.

Where and how we store your information

We take all necessary security measures to protect our stored data, including via firewalls and secure networks.

Our security measures are extremely robust. We’d also recommend that you ensure your internet connection is secure when you’re sharing any information with us via online channels.

Where we have given you a password that enables you to book on to events, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.


We hold on to data for as long as we need it for any of the purposes that apply above – and as long as we have your permission to keep it. In some cases, we may be legally obliged to keep your information for a set amount of time.

Upon your request, and in accordance with all laws, we will take appropriate steps to update your information, remove your information, and correct any inaccuracies about your information. You can make a request by emailing

If you have registered as a member to receive updates from us in the form of the communications outlined above, you’ll receive these until you notify us that you’d like to opt out.

If you wish to stop receiving updates, please email us at or follow the procedures for unsubscribing set out at the foot of each email.

If you cease being a member of People in Law and you ask us to delete all of the information we hold (you can do this by emailing us at we’ll delete this within 40 days of receiving the notification – unless we’re legally obliged to retain it for a longer period.

Access to information

You are welcome to request the details of the information we hold about you free of charge – get in touch with us at

Changes to our Privacy Notice

Any changes we may make to this Privacy Notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice was last updated on the 21st February 2022.