Related insights: Data, Privacy and FOI


The post-pandemic hybrid workplace and increased cyber risks

20 Jul 2021
The pandemic has marked a turning point in cybersecurity and law firms are a significant and growing target of cybercriminals. With many firms adopting a new permanent "hybrid" working system we consider the risks, how PII policies might respond to a cyber claim and what changes may lie ahead.

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.