Lawyers must step up data protection measures after series of breaches

David Barrett writes in the Daily Telegraph that the Information Commissioner has said lawyers must take step to protect sensitive data paperwork and data.  This follows 15 complaints about data breaches by solicitors and barristers in the last three months.

Christopher Graham the Information Commissioner said: “The number of breaches reported by barristers and solicitors may not seem that high, but given the sensitive information they handle, and the fact that it is often held in paper files rather than secured by any sort of encryption, that number is troubling.”