Related insights: Data, Privacy and FOI


Why and how to protect your digital assets

31 Jul 2020
Unless you take positive steps your digital assets could be lost if you die or become incapacitated. If you do nothing else, check that your Will deals with your digital assets and make sure your digital identity is protected so that it cannot be misused after your death.

Standard Contract Clauses are valid – up to a point

16 Jul 2020
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield, removing a key method for lawful transfers of personal data from the EU (and UK) to the US. As with its predecessor, Safe Harbor, the court considered that Privacy Shield could not provide adequate protection against the US Federal government’s bulk digital surveillance. 

Do you need to forensically secure evidence of a data breach to comply with the GDPR?

27 Mar 2020
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently issued a £500k penalty against Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cathay Pacific) for a series of hacks that exposed the personal information of £9m customers. The ICO's penalty notice cites twelve contraventions including that " Forensic evidence was no longer available during the Commissioner's investigation. This briefing looks at whether a failure to secure evidence can in itself amount to a breach of the GDPR.

Regulators warn firms about selling personal data

17 Feb 2020
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) have issued a joint statement warning regulated firms and insolvency practitioners of the need to be responsible when dealing with personal data.

WBD advises NCR Corporation on £100 million technology acquisition

09 Jan 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), has advised NCR Corporation, a global enterprise technology company for the retail, hospitality and banking industries, on the acquisition of Zynstra for approximately £100 million. Zynstra, based in Bath, has developed innovative "edge virtualisation" software which optimises existing retail store technology to enhance customer and employee experiences through faster innovation and which reduces cost to serve in-store.

Navigating data protection liability

09 Dec 2019
Assessing and negotiating data protection liability in contracts with your processors can often result in lengthy internal and external discussions as to what is the appropriate position.