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 across the UK and Northern Ireland, Ireland and Hong Kong 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.
You can view our latest 2 Data Privacy blog posts below and our full blog here.
In House Data Club: Data Disputes – Lloyd v Google and other recent cases25 November 2021
After what feels like a very long wait the Supreme Court’s judgment in Lloyd v Google has been handed down. Is this the latest case that means things are looking up for data controllers? Join us at our next In House Data Club via Webex on 25 November at 9.30am to 10.30am where we will delve into Lloyd v Google in more detail and then take a whistle-stop tour around some other cases of note from this year.
A new report for the Future of Work Hub: “Eight drivers of change – the future of work” (By James Davies, Lewis Silkin LLP)22 November 2021
The last few years have marked a unique period of turbulence and uncertainty. The landscape of the world of work is changing as the world adjusts to the lasting effects of the pandemic alongside longer-term, large-scale drivers of change.
The AdTech Challenge: Thriving in an E-commerce World - Jo Farmer, Mark Hersey and Helen Hart write for PLC Magazine02 November 2021
The privacy and other legal challenges that advertisers face in navigating the online advertising industry and, in particular, the use of AdTech.
How to tell if an 'eco-friendly' firm is greenwashing: Victor Timon comments for RTE01 November 2021
We're seeing more 'eco-friendly’ and ‘all natural' products on our shelves, as consumers demand more sustainable choices. But as companies come under increased pressure to meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, how can we tell if some are twisting the truth?
Irish Data Protection Commission’s Facebook decision – more unwanted scrutiny from its critics?29 October 2021
In an Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) draft decision, which has been published by Max Schrems’ on his None of your Business website, the DPC has proposed to fine Facebook up to €36 million over the social media giant’s lack of transparency and clarity in informing their users about the legal basis used to process their data. It found that “the lack of transparency goes to the heart of data subject rights and risks undermining their effectiveness by not providing transparent information”.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.