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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

Purpose: To provide a sample policy for chambers on personally-owned devices used by members of staff and pupils
Scope of application: All barristers and chambers
Issued by: The Information Technology Panel
First reviewed: 01/10/2016
Last reviewed: 01/11/2022
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.

It is not uncommon for practice managers and pupils to use personally owned computers, tablets and smartphones for purposes related to members of chambers’ practices. This may be because of the cost of issuing members of staff with equipment owned by chambers, or it may be because it would be inconvenient for the practice manager or pupil to have two similar devices, one for use in connection with chambers and one for personal use.

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Important Notice

This document and sample policy has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of 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.

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