Statutory guidance

Legal Aid Agency data security requirements

Guidance for legal aid providers on secure handling of personal documents and data.

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The purposes of the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) processes around handling personal data are set out in the ‘handling personal data and documents’ notification.

The ‘removable media guidance’ explain our shared legal responsibilities when sending removable media in support of applications and bills.

As a legal aid provider you must assure the LAA that you take every reasonable and appropriate measure to safely maintain the data you process.

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 20 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. New guidance sets out legal requirements when sending encrypted removable media in support of applications and bills

  2. A note added to the page stating the LAA Data Security Requirements Guidance will be updated shortly. The old data security requirements document was removed.

  3. Guidance updated.

  4. 'Handling personal data and documents data security guidance' and 'Handling personal data and documents data security requirements' added to page.

  5. First published.