IT and GDPR
The Bar Council is highly involved in how IT and new technology impacts the life of the Bar and provides advice to the Bar in relation to data protection and information security. Among other things, we act on legal policy related to IT or with an IT aspect to ensure that the Bar’s recommendations and concerns are heard by government. Issues on which we work include:
- Monitoring and being actively involved in IT developments and their implications for the legal services market and the practising Bar;
- Providing advice to the Bar on IT matters; and
- Leading on relevant consultation responses relating to: digital infrastructure; digitisation of existing processes; IT and court reform; artificial intelligence and new and developing technologies.
The Bar Council's IT Panel's articles on GDPR provides bitesize chapters on GDPR to assist barristers and chambers in understanding their professional obligations under the data protection rules.
These articles, as updated for the Data Protection Act 2018 (and all written by the IT Panel), are also published in BarTalk, the Bar Council's fortnightly e-newsletter.
Read the Bar Council's IT Panel's articles
All in PDF format.
- Introduction: The latest play in the data protection series
- Chapter One: The players on the data protection stage.
- Chapter Two: The roles of each principal member of the cast
- Chapter Three: The role of Data Controller continued
- Chapter Four: IT Panel Blog - The Data Controller - principles cont
- Chapter Five: The Data Subject
- Chapter Six: The Data Processor
- Chapter Seven: What happens when it all goes wrong? - The Melodrama Part 1
- Chapter Eight: What happens when it all goes wrong? - the Melodrama Part 2
- Chapter Nine: International Transfers of Data
- Chapter 10: Epilogue