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Hard Drive Disposal

Purpose: To guide all barristers on good practice relating to the disposal of confidential material
Scope of application: All practising barristers
Issued by: The Information Technology Panel
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.

Need to get rid of your computer? New model? Old one too slow or too heavy? Please read the following advice before you simply sling it in the bin.

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Important Notice

This document 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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