US Access: Data Protection Act Guidance

Purpose: To provide guidance for barristers and chambers' data controllers on the implications of US legislation to one's data protection obligations where personal information is stored by US-owned companies
Scope of application: Chambers' data controllers and all practising barristers

Issued by: The Information Technology Panel after seeking advice from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

First issued: February 2016

Last reviewed: May 2016
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

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Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of information security. 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 refer to the professional practice and ethics section of the Bar Council's website here.