General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Guide for Barristers and Chambers

Purpose: To assist barristers and sets of chambers in their compliance with the GDPR

Scope of application: All barristers and chambers

Issued by: The Information Technology Panel

Issued on: October 2017

Last reviewed: October 2017
Status and effect: Please see the notice below. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, directly applicable to the UK. This guide and associated annexes seek to provide essential support to barristers and chambers in meeting their data protection obligations.

General Data Protection Regulation: Guide for Barristers and Chambers

Annexes to GDPR Guide

The first phase of the Bar Council and Partners' GDPR Readiness Project is due to begin very soon. This phase involves producing a self-auditing compliance tool and materials specific to barrister and chambers, available to them for free. The project is due to be completed by the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference on 4 November 2017.


Important Notice:

This advice has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of data protection and information security. It is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor bodies regulating data protection and 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 refer to the professional practice and ethics section of the Bar Council's website here.