Data & Privacy
In today’s information-fuelled world, data can hold the key to generating competitive advantage.
Companies can differentiate themselves through exploiting their proprietary data and utilising customer information to bring new and more tailored products and services to market, boost brand loyalty and grow market share. However, as recent cybersecurity breaches, data protection failures and privacy issues have shown, there are significant risks involved too. Data flows are increasingly international in nature and delivered through a multitude of platforms, channels and stakeholders making legal compliance more challenging than ever before.
In this environment, legal guidance which is not only tailored to clients’ particular circumstances but is also viewed in a wider context is key. We don’t see data protection and privacy as a standalone issue, regularly bringing to bear valuable skills sets embedded within our team to address client challenges. This includes market-leading IP and employment expertise, and in depth experience across the advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, tech, retail and professional services sectors. From compliance and risk management advice to monetisation of data - our advice is not just multi-disciplinary, it is multi-faceted.
GDPR and the effect of Brexit18 May 2017
What attitude should professional services firms take to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
Data & Privacy: 8 key ways to prepare for GDPR22 March 2017
Significant changes are coming to data privacy regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will directly apply to all European Union member states from 25 May 2018, which at that time will still include the UK.
Top 5 GDPR issues for... retailers15 March 2017
The first in our series of Top 5 tips on GDPR. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) looming on the horizon, we take a look at some of the key changes of how this legislation will affect retailers from 25 May 2018.
Protecting client confidential information and client money online08 March 2017
The confidential information and money professional services firms hold for clients has always been a target for criminals but the anonymous and unregulated online world has made it easier for them.
Sports Forum: Data Analytics and the Future of Elite Sporting Performance07 February 2017
The ability to track an athlete’s performance is becoming ever more sophisticated and pervasive.
Simon Morrissey comments for The Telegraph: Your insurer knows when you text and drive - and they'll make you pay06 February 2017
Drivers who make calls at the wheel could find that their insurance premiums rocket under plans by insurers to monitor illegal calls and texts made while driving.
Dr Nathalie Moreno is speaking at upcoming CPDP 201719 January 2017
Lewis Silkin is delighted to announce that Dr Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the upcoming Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2017 event in Brussels on the 27th January 2017.
Sexual portrayal of under-18s in ads18 January 2017
Following a number of adjudications in recent years concerning the sexualised portrayal of children and young people, as well as the publication of various reports calling for action to stop the premature sexualisation of children, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has launched a consultation on the proposed introduction of new rules in the UK advertising codes prohibiting the sexual portrayal of under 18s in advertising. The consultation is open for response until 5pm 19 January 2017.