Data & Privacy
In today’s information-fuelled world, data can hold the key to generating competitive advantage.
Our lawyers are solution driven and focus on providing practical advice based on an in-depth technical knowledge of data privacy law and an understanding of how the advice needs to work in the context in which it is given. We draw on our specialist knowledge of our key sectors, including technology & communications, professional services, retail, hospitality & leisure, sports business, media & entertainment, as well as our market-leading advertising & marketing and employment practices. We avoid reiterating the law; instead we provide risk-based user-friendly advice on our analysis and application of the law to the specific circumstances in question.
HSE Cyber Attack – the fallout hasn’t even started!21 May 2021
On 14 May the Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland’s equivalent of the NHS, suffered what has been described as a catastrophic, “ransomware”, cyber-attack. Ransomware is a type of malicious software or malware used by cyber criminals to encrypt the target’s data. The cyber-crime gang “Wizard Spider”, based in Eastern Europe, is believed to be behind the attack.