7. Data Protection

 7.1 The Barrister is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act and is bound by the Act amongst other things, to take appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. He is entitled to process (which includes obtaining, consulting, holding, using and disclosing) personal data of the Lay Client, the Authorised Person and others to enable him to provide the Services, to liaise with the Authorised Person in respect of the Lay Client’s case or on the Lay Client’s behalf, to maintain and update client records, to produce management data, to prevent crime, to publicise his activities as set out in clause 5.5 above, to comply with regulatory requirements and as permitted or required by law. The Lay Client and the Authorised Person each have a right of access and a right of correction in respect of their personal data which the Barrister holds about them, in accordance with data protection legislation.

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