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.
Dr Nathalie Moreno speaking at 38th Global Litigation ConfEx29 September 2017
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the 37th Global Legal Confex on 29 September 2017. The ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Litigation, e-Discovery, Compliance, Security, Risk Management, Technology & Outsourcing.
2017 report on UK cyber security breaches20 April 2017
Almost half of all UK businesses have experienced cyberattack in past 12 months.
Introductory guide to using data to market to customers11 April 2017
The development of new technologies has significantly enhanced the ability of organisations to collect and process information about individuals, often with wide-reaching benefits. From a marketing perspective, it is now far easier to know more about your customers. This has also highlighted the importance of safeguards being put in place, particularly given concerns about that information being used in unwarranted and intrusive ways.
Introductory guide to data sharing11 April 2017
Most organisations carry out some form of data sharing, whether it be data sharing between organisations within the group or with external third parties. However, if the data being shared by an organisation is “personal data”, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the sharing of such personal data is lawful.
GDPR essentials29 March 2017
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is probably to date one of the most lobbied legislation adopted by the EU since its creation.
ICO fines Flybe and Honda28 March 2017
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued data protection fines to two household names: Flybe and Honda, for sending marketing emails in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”).
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.