Oyster IMS joins LOCS:23 Approved Consultancies to assist law firms with GDPR compliance

Press Release: March 08, 2024

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Oyster IMS joins LOCS:23 Approved Consultancies to assist law firms with GDPR compliance
LONDON, UK, 8th March 2024 – Oyster IMS is delighted to announce that it has been approved as a Qualified Consultancy to implement the LOCS:23 standard, with proven expertise in data protection legislation.  

The Legal Services Operational Privacy Certification Scheme (LOCS:23) is the ICO’s official certification scheme for legal service providers to demonstrate their UK GDPR compliance.   

LOCS:23 certification will offer decisive advantages to law firms and chambers, including shielding against ICO enforcement and fines, a competitive advantage to win more work, reducing data breaches and associated costs, ensuring universally recognised compliance, and simplifying procurement processes.  

Oyster IMS is proud to have two team members already certified as Approved Implementors, who can assist our clients in achieving the LOCS:23 certification for their firms. 

Oyster IMS is pleased to be one of only three LOCS:23 approved consultancies. This achievement highlights the strength of our expertise and our commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards in data protection and privacy. 

Commenting on this latest achievement, Josef Elliott, Managing Director of Oyster IMS, said:  “We are thrilled to have secured this important accreditation. This is a testament to our expertise, the quality of our services, and our team’s commitment to delivering outstanding results for our clients.  It is wonderful to be leading the charge with this certification which will become an important credential for all UK law firms.” 

Tim Hyman, Scheme Owner of LOCS:23, commented, “We are keen to maintain the integrity of the LOCS standard and it’s very encouraging to have Oyster IMS on board as qualified consultants. As the world’s first Supervisory Authority approved GDPR certification for legal services, LOCS:23 will be the official benchmark to measure and ensure GDPR compliance.  I have known Josef and the team for many years and they have the expertise, experience, and capabilities to support their clients through certification and beyond.” 

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