Posts tagged data protection
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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When is a breach a breach?

Over the five years of working with barristers and chambers on all aspects of data protection and the GDPR, one of the most frequently asked questions is “what is a breach?” This is usually followed by a suggested scenario, a strictly hypothetical one of course! Most seem shocked by the extent of what constitutes a data breach so it may be useful to explore this further here.

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