Cybersecurity questionnaire

Cybersecurity questionnaire

Chambers urged to complete ‘vital’ form to help protect against hackers.

In light of the threat posed by cybercriminals, the Bar Council and The Law Society are urging chambers to complete an important questionnaire.

The answers will help reveal whether data is being stored securely, which will be useful for any instructing law firms.

It is recommended that the responses are checked every six months to make sure the form is up to date. 

Essex Court Chambers operations manager Jacky Chase, who helped create the questionnaire, said the form is “a vital tool in ensuring your chambers has taken all possible care in protecting its data”.

The answers, which will remain confidential between the parties, are for information purposes only and do not give rise to any contractual or tortious liability on the part of chambers or individual barristers.

The aim of the questionnaire is to raise awareness of information security issues – including organisational security – and this is not limited to chambers’ use of technology.

Further guidance on information security/information technology has been produced by the Bar Council’s IT panel.