NEC4 Professional Service Contract – Briefing Note Three: Defined Cost and GDPRMay 2019
The NEC4 suite of contracts was published on 22 June 2017. In the third of a series of briefing notes on the NEC4 Professional Service Contract we consider the relationship between the detailed requirements of the Defined Cost regime and obligations under GDPR, in light of concerns raised by a number of consultants and the NEC Practice Note 3 on GDPR. In Will Buckby and Andrew Croft’s view, Practice Note 3 fails to address a key risk in respect of how the GDPR and the Defined Cost mechanism apply. Consultants need to take real care to ensure the provision of information required to evidence payment does not put them in breach of the GDPR.
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