Having achieved Briefed’s GDPR Certification for 2023 I am committed to ensuring your private information is retained as securely as reasonably possible. For this reason I will retain your papers for only so long as I need to. For instance, once any appeal date has passed I will dispose of your papers securely. The manner of their disposal will depend on the format in which I have them. For electronic copies of documents and emails this means I will transfer your data from my computer onto a 256-bit encrypted and brute force protected archive device which itself will be stored at secure venue remote from Chambers.
Whilst I am trying to work as paperlessly as possible nowadays owing to the huge amount of wasted paper this job produces, I will still probably have hardcopy documents for your matter (for instance the other side at a hearing may provide me with written submissions). If this happens then I will scan these documents and store them as an electronic document and all hardcopy documents will be securely disposed of either by placing them into a cross-cutting shredder and the then shredded document will be fed into an enclosed incinerator for burning or in Chambers' confidential waste.
When working away from home or Chambers I use a VPN to ensure that my connection to the internet is secure and your information is safe from prying eyes.
My Chambers Privacy Notice can be viewed here.