|Purpose:||To guide all barristers on good pratice following a breach of data or loss of papers|
|Scope of application:||All practising barristers|
|Issued by:||The Information Technology Panel|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.|
The confidentiality of clients’ information could be put at risk in a number of different ways. For example:
a) leaving papers on a train
b) theft of a laptop, tablet or smartphone
c) a computer or mobile device becoming infected by a virus or other malware, perhaps as a result of opening an attachment to an email or clicking on a link in a phishing email.
Download: Breaches of Data Security:Download ( PDF )
This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional practice and ethics and on information security. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor bodies regulating information security nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.