|Purpose:||To assist barristers and sets of chambers in their compliance with the GDPR|
|Scope of application:||All barristers and chambers|
|Issued by:||The Information Technology Panel|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.|
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, directly applicable to the Bar. This guide and associated annexes seek to provide essential support to barristers and chambers in meeting their data protection obligations. Click here for information about upcoming Bar Council training on the GDPR.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has also issued guidance, which is available here.
Download: General Data Protection Regulation Bar Council Guide for Barristers and Chambers:Download ( PDF )
Download: Annexes to GDPR Guide for Barristers and Chambers:Download ( PDF )
Download: GDPR: Frequently Asked Questions:Download ( PDF )
This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional practice, ethics and 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.