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The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Data Protection issues

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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