Should I ask a law firm to prepare my privacy policy?

Can the privacy policy for the website be outsourced/contracted to a lawyer/law firm?  Presumably updating post-launch will be the responsibility of the company?  If it can be outsourced, how much does this cost?

A website privacy policy is a legal document. One of the key purposes of a privacy policy is to help the website operator to comply with data protection legislation, specifically the disclosure requirements contained in that legislation. Larger businesses use specialist internet and data protection lawyers to prepare these documents and keep them updated.

That said, as legal documents go, privacy policies for most websites are quite straightforward, and there are lots of good templates available. You could expect to pay several hundred pounts for a typical lawyer to prepare a typical policy, and for many startups (especially those whose personal data processing is standard and limited) templates may represent a sensible balancing of cost and risk.

Contact details

Howbery Park, Wallingford
Oxfordshire OX10 8BA, UK
Tel: +44(0)1491 821123

English law

Unless otherwise stated, the information and resources on this website relate to English law.

Web cookies

By using our website, you agree to our use of web cookies. See our privacy policy for details.

Our ecommerce websites

Copyright © 2007-2013 SEQ Legal LLP.