Posts tagged Barristers
Do Chambers require a Data Protection Officer?

Despite what some may think, the concept of a ‘Data Protection Officer’ is not new. In the UK, many organisations chose to appoint Data Protection Officers as best practice. The relevant change under the GDPR is that such appointments will now be mandatory for organisations who meet the stated criteria. In recent training sessions and client meetings, the question has been posed whether barrister’s chambers should do so.

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Data Controller or Processor – that is the question!

This month, I had the pleasure of delivering GDPR and Data Protection training for the Bar Council in London. Both sessions were fully subscribed and sold out quickly, perhaps indicating the level of interest or concern within the profession. Having conducted my fair share of cross-examinations, it was an interesting experience to be on the receiving end of questions! Despite the roles of data controller and data processor existing prior to GDPR, significant confusion remains about the roles in the context of barristers and chambers.

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GDPR - Are you prepared?

Over the past number of months, Briefed has been engaged by many chambers and barristers to support and guide them through their GDPR compliance journey. One of the most common misconceptions is that the GDPR is yet another tick-boxing exercise, designed to frustrate an overworked profession. If this is your impression, you have been warned to think again!

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