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Signing Controller-Processor Agreements with Solicitors’ Firms

Purpose: To advise the profession in relation to the signing of controller-processor agreements with solicitors’ firms
Scope of application: All practising barristers and chambers
Issued by: The Information Technology Panel
First reviewed: 01/04/2018
Last reviewed: 04/04/2023
Status and effect: Please see the notice at the end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

It has come to the Bar Council’s attention that some solicitors’ firms have sought to require individual barristers or chambers to enter into a data processing contract under Article 28 of the GDPR/UK GDPR.

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