Barrister Data Protection Compliance Bundle
A comprehensive bundle of tools designed to enable barristers to quickly and significantly increase their ability to manage data protection compliance in their practice, helping to avoid data breaches.
Any data breach can lead to investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), complaints to the Bar Standards Board, fines of up to £500,000 and catastrophic damage to a professional reputation.
We help barristers avoid data breaches.
There is no singular way to become data protection compliant. To do so, a barrister needs to combine training with appropriately executed policies as well as regularly monitor potential risk areas in their practice.
However, by using a number of different tools, data protection compliance can be significantly increased.
Our Data Protection Compliance Bundle brings those tools together.
Using our comprehensive tools, each barrister can work through an audit of their own practice and identify any areas where they may need to make changes to how they work, to ensure they are meeting all their regulatory obligations. This is a self led exercise, giving each barrister the freedom to work at their own pace, focusing solely on their own practice.
The only bespoke barrister data protection training available, it has been designed by a practicing barrister with specialist knowledge of data protection and IT. Barristers will learn their specific responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998, the potential consequences of a data breach for them, how to protect the information they hold and what to do if something goes wrong.
The course is completed online, which allows the barrister the freedom to undertake it at their convenience.
Completed by barristers in almost 200 chambers to date and allocated 3 CPD Points.
Each barrister must have a number of key data protection policies for their practice as part of their data protection compliance. In the event of a data breach, the ICO will ask to see these policies. The way barristers work is unique and therefore most template policies do not meet the requirements of a barrister. We provide a number of templates designed especially for a self-employed barrister, with guidance as to how to amend them to suit their own needs.
Should a barrister suffer a data breach, the ICO will ask to see proof they have carried out data protection training recently. We provide the barrister with a Certificate of Completion to use as proof of training, and register them on our own central database should the ICO ask for independent verification of training.