A couple of words to the wise about recent Data Protection issues with a more analytical piece to follow.
Apparently a complaint was made about Counsel leaving documents on the court attendant's desk in the PRFD followed by a swingeing fine. I have not yet checked whether it is an urban myth but was told it by a reliable source so I am not taking any chances myself.
Secondly my chambers has been contacted by a court notifying that similar concerns arise about leaving bundles in the robing room and has asked all lawyers to remove their papers. I don't know if this is as a result of a complaint. There is less clearly a risk if the robing room has keypad protection but I have a feeling the Information Commissioner would not think that adequate.
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