Privacy & Reputation Management
Data privacy is increasingly being used to protect hard-earned reputations.
Much of our work is high profile and involves a media element. After all, a subject access request by an aggrieved ex-employee with a social media account has the potential to cause just as much damage as an information security breach or a request under freedom of information legislation by a journalist writing a story about your organisation.
Our advice spans the full range of rights and remedies available to businesses and individuals under data privacy and related legislation. From advice on how to avoid, prepare for and deal with information security breaches, to uncovering objectionable content, to revealing sources or preventing use of that content – including by asserting a right to be forgotten. We also have considerable experience in the application of relevant exemptions such as the journalistic purpose.
Where appropriate, we obtain court orders to identify wrong-doers and injunctions to prevent the unlawful use of information or to require its preservation or delivery up, often on short notice.
Coupled with our recognised expertise in publication proceedings, ranging from defamation, misuse of private information and breach of confidence to exercising your intellectual property rights, we have all the skills to help manage your reputation. This includes advising on related criminal matters, such as offences under computer misuse, data protection and communications legislation, harassment and blackmail, as well as prosecutions (whether by the Crown and privately).
Data Academy - FULLY BOOKED26 September 2017
This is a half day data conference comprising interactive sessions, speakers from Lewis Silkin, Accenture and industry specialists.
Simon Morrissey comments for Information Age: Business directors severely lack cyber attack training - UK Gov22 August 2017
Simon Morrissey has commented in an article for Information Age on the minimal amount of training directors around the UK have on cyber attacks which are a growing threat to businesses.
Ali Vaziri writes for Cycling Industry News: 'Helmet cameras and the law, where do cyclists stand?'15 August 2017
Ali Vaziri has written an article for Cycling Industry News which discusses privacy and data protection considerations when using wearable cameras and sharing footage.
Ali Vaziri writes for SuperyachtNews: Protecting Privacy at Sea25 July 2017
Ali Vaziri, senior associate in Data & Privacy and Dispute Resolution, has written a piece for SuperyachtNews advising owners on how best to achieve ultimate privacy on board their vessels.
It’s not just about Getting(G) Data(D) Protection(P) Ready(R): some digital businesses and infrastructure providers shouldn’t forget to be ‘NIS’11 July 2017
May 2018 is a month which will already be highlighted in the calendars of those responsible for their organisations’ compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s now under a year away. But for some digital businesses and infrastructure providers, when it comes to security risk management and reporting obligations, the GDPR isn’t the whole story.
2017 report on UK cyber security breaches20 April 2017
Almost half of all UK businesses have experienced cyberattack in past 12 months.