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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.

Lewis Silkin Advertising & Marketing Data Protection and Privacy

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.

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If I was to raise the topic of “artificial intelligence” in football, you’d be forgiven for thinking I was referring to Joey Barton’s decision to enrol as a philosophy student at Roehampton University back in 2013. But not so – last month it was announced that London-based non-league club, Wingate & Finchley FC, have employed football’s very first ‘AI coach’.

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With the Brexit D-day of 29 March looming, organisations have asked us to help prepare a Brexit Data Response Plan in case of a potential no deal Brexit. Building on the ICO and DCMS Guidance Notes*, we provide below some data protection considerations and sensible actions to take to ensure that your organisation’s data governance is ready.

#DataProtectionDay2019—the US CLOUD Act and what’s at stake for UK and EU businesses

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