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Digital: IT & Privacy

DSARs: unburdening organisations?

29 Oct 2021
The burden of dealing with an increasing flurry of Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) is a growing problem for data controllers throughout the UK. The combination of increased public awareness of their personal data rights and the level of personal data held by data controllers can make responding to DSARs a time consuming and expensive operation.

Cyber claims in the worldwide wake of the GDPR?

31 Jan 2020
18 months after the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), the dust has not yet settled. Gargantuan data breach penalties available to the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) are yet to materialise and we have not seen a flood of colossal group action claims yet. However these types of events, which were hotly anticipated in the wake of the GDPR, are now starting to take shape.

The data breach floodgates are opening?

09 Oct 2019
On 2 October 2019, the Court of Appeal ruled that a claim brought on behalf of over 4 million iPhone users in relation to the alleged misuse of their personal data without their consent, can go ahead.

Professional negligence, D&O and Cyber: looking back on 2018, looking forward to 2019

18 Jan 2019
At the start of a new year, the Womble Bond Dickinson Insurance Team review recent developments in the insurance arena and look forward to what 2019 may bring. In this article, we touch on a wide range of developments and potential future issues in professional negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors, tax construction and pension professionals, insurance brokers and IFAs. We also take a look at claims against Directors and Officers and provide commentary on developments in cyber claims. Our US colleagues provide insight on developments in claims against Directors and Officers in 2018. Finally, we consider the implications of Brexit for insurance companies.

Cyber risk insurance: a view from the Prudential Regulation Authority

26 Sep 2017
Cyber risk is increasingly prevalent in insurers' thinking, both in considering new product lines and in assessing the risks to which they, and their insureds, are already exposed. In recent years, the Prudential Regulation authority (PRA) has made efforts to understand and guide the insurance industry in this space. Its recently published conclusion however is that the exposure to cyber risk is currently being underrated by insurers.