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.
Rogue employees and no-fault liability14 December 2017
A recent High Court judgment has illustrated how employers can potentially be held liable for wrongful disclosure of personal data by their employees.
Top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets08 December 2017
With the new EU Trade Secrets Directive coming into force in June 2018, we have compiled a list of the top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets.
Ellen Temperton writes for Accountancy Age: Demystifying GDPR for accountants07 December 2017
As GDPR introduces more rules, responsibilities and hefty fines for non-compliance, Ellen Temperton discusses how the regulation will affect accountants, in an article for Accountancy Age.
Morrisons held vicariously liable for employee data leak04 December 2017
The High Court has found Morrisons to be vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who intentionally disclosed the personal details of over 100,000 staff at Morrisons. The judgment will be of interest to data controllers and to customers and employees whose personal data is compromised by data breaches. It is the first group litigation in respect of a data breach to be decided by the English courts.
Penny Newman comments for HR Magazine: Discussing the data: Roundtable debate29 November 2017
HR now has access to more data than ever – but is the function using it effectively? Chief People Officer, Penny Newman discusses HR and data at the HR Magazine Roundtable debate.
Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for the International Bar Association: The European Commission has introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure the board no longer ignores data protection.28 November 2017
Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for the International Bar Association, discussing GDPR and the importance of In-house lawyers instigating a new “data protection compliance culture" in a business.